As many of you have heard, Nashville has experienced disaster this week. Middle Tennesseans have come together to help their neighbors dig out from the destruction. There is still much work to be done. If you are wondering how you can help, we have listed organizations to donate to or volunteer your time with.
(via Nashville Scene)
Hands On Nashville: Register online to be a volunteer (more than 5,000 people did Tuesday). Cleanup events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, in two time blocks each day: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. HON has updated its volunteer-opportunities page, which you can see here.
Community Resource Center: Donate items at the CRC at 218 Omohundro Place. In particular, the CRC is looking for flashlights, batteries, baby food and formula, new baby bottles, box cutters, over-the-counter meds, new socks, underwear and trash cans.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: CFMT's tornado fund raised more than $350,000 on day one. Donate here.
Zeal Church: The church at 5807 Charlotte Pike near the White Bridge Road intersection is organizing volunteer teams Friday and Saturday. Check the church's Facebook page for times and information.
Cumberland River Compact: The CRC is also organizing volunteer teams. Email Gray Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samaritan's Purse: The North Carolina group is heading to town this weekend. Sign up to help on their site.
Gideon's Army: Gideon's Army is coordinating numerous volunteer opportunities jumping off at various locations. Check the list. You can also donate to Gideon's Army. Gideon's Army is also one of many groups organizing the #DontSellOutNorf event, a community clean-up and canvass starting at Lee Chapel. Sign up here.
Lee Chapel AME Church: The church at 1200 D.B. Todd Blvd. is serving as a gathering point for volunteers, but is also taking donations. Items of particular needs are tarps, plywood 2-by-4s, nails, screws, water, nonperishable food items, candles, flashlights and lanterns, matches and lighters, and batteries of all sizes.
Nashville Rescue Mission: The mission's location on Rosa Parks Avenue is without power. Until power is restored, the following items are needed: individually wrapped sandwiches, sandwich-making supplies and individually packaged fruit cups, chips and drinks; batteries, flashlights, bath towels and battery-operated fans.
McGruder Family Resource Center: The center at 2013 25th Ave. N. needs diapers, baby food, tarps, trash bags, flashlights and batteries. Help with a generator would also be appreciated.
Cheatham Place and Andrew Jackson Courts: MDHA officials are taking donations of supplies and gift cards, along with coordinating volunteers at the community centers at 1564 Ninth Avenue North and 1457 Jackson Street.
The county is asking volunteers to email email@example.com
Let's all take a moment to hug those you love and to help some folks in the Nashville and surrounding communities that are in need.
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