Nashville Tornado Relief: How You Can Help


As we continue to learn about the devastation from last night’s deadly tornado, we know that people all across the state are looking for ways to help. Here are some local causes and organizations to help get you connected where the need is greatest. We’re proud to be #NashvilleStrong.

Nashville Tornado

Hands on Nashville

HON is asking that people who are interested in volunteering show their interest at this link.

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties

UWRCC has set up a relief fund. You can visit this link or text Text RELIEF2020 to 41444.

Mt. Juliet Tornado Clean-up Volunteer Portal

Register at this website and they will connect you with the greatest need.

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

They have activated their emergency response fund. You may donate here.

The American Red Cross – Nashville Branch

The Red Cross will make sure people affected have access to their  most basic needs – medicines, food, water, toiletries.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will provide many of the things listed here, as well as case work and financial counseling for victims.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest can help provide basic food items to victims. Visit their website to find a donation site.

Crisis Center/2-1-1

The Crisis Center is designed to connect people with more than 2,800 health and human services.

The Martha O’Bryan Center

The Martha O’Bryan Center will be accepting monetary donations at this link. Be on the lookout for donation sites for needed items.

Gideon’s Army

Gideon’s Army is taking up money and supplies for underserved communities.

Hope Church – 1215 Gallatin Ave.

Hope Church is offering free childcare for those who are displaced or helping with cleanup. They need childcare volunteers. You can also text “Help” to 615-543-6464 for volunteer opportunities in the community.

Volunteer laundry service for tornado victims

Sign-up via this link to take a few loads of laundry for a displaced family.

The Village Chapel

The Village Chapel is providing resources for both those who need help and those who want to help. Visit their site to sign up.

Emergency Shelters

Please note the Nashville Farmer’s Market is no longer an emergency shelter due to power outages.

Centennial Sportsplex
222 25th Ave N.
Nashville TN 37203
(Metro Nashville 24-hour shelter-only option accepting pets)

East Magnet High School
110 Gallatin Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206
(Metro Nashville 24-hour shelter)

Hadley Park
1037 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
(Metro Nashville 24-hour shelter)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church
190 Graylynn Drive
Donelson, TN 37214
(Metro Nashville 24-hour shelter)

County Wide
Airbnb: please visit Airbnb Open Homes website to seek free emergency housing or to offer your home for those in need.


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Torrey Swan
When I moved to Nashville when I was 11, I never knew how deep my roots would run here! I attended Belmont University (Go Bruins!) where I met my husband David. We were married in 2008, and 4 months later, he was off to Iraq for a year. A couple of years after he returned home, we had our first daughter, Madeline, who is a lively redhead that keeps us on our toes! Any and all rumors you've ever heard about the nature of redheads are in fact true. Our second little girl, Violet, was born in July of this year and is the sweetest little addition. Before having children, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 7 years, and last year worked at two Williamson County high schools as a Health Science teacher. I will once again be staying home with the birth of our second daughter. I am new to the world of blogging, but look forward to the experience of getting to share stories, tips and advice with other local moms!


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