Early this morning, a massive storm passed through middle Tennessee, including tornadoes that touched down in several places and left a path of destruction behind. The storm has claimed 22 lives at the time of publishing, but rescue workers are still out collecting information as they begin the long process of clean up. Our old neighborhood of East Nashville (pictured above) incurred a lot of damage–to friend’s homes, businesses, and cherished local spots.
I hold this place close to my heart…this is the town where my husband and I fell in love, began our life as newlyweds, and brought home our first-born son. We still have many friends who live and work in the area. It will always be special to us.
I’ve started a list of resources for locals and internet folk alike to use–some have links to donate, some are local places that are distributing help. If you have one to share, please leave it in the comments or shoot me an email. Thanks y’all. ❤️
#NASHVILLETORNADO2020 list of resources:
Check HERE for the latest TEMA info (active shelter locations, stats, etc.)
The Belonging Co (church in Downtown Nashville) — Text TBCORELIEF to 97000 if you are in Nashville and in need of help.
For West Nashville folks, ZEAL church is serving as a hub for resources and help. Call (615) 358-8340 or DM their Instagram account.
Crosspoint church has also opened a disaster fund.
Black Tie Moving Services are offering to help the victims of the storm move their stuff for free. Call (615)900-2641 or DM at their Instagram account.
YWAM Nashville is offering shelter for displaced families– contact (615)696-3096 or donate here.
If you are a local mama who needs baby items (diapers, formula, etc.) contact Hope Clinic (their number is at the top of the page!)
To volunteer your time, sign up with Hands On Nashville.
To donate practical items (gloves, trash bags, box cutters, bleach, and personal hygiene items) drop off or mail to the Community Resource Center at 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210.
To donate to The Laundry Stop, which is a mobile laundry service for the homeless, do it HERE.
The Donelson Fellowship will be serving BBQ meals everyday until no longer needed. They are located close to Opry Mills, at 3210 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN 37214 or call (615) 871-4769.