Morgan Yingling | The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Ways to Help Tornado Relief

In the wake of destructive tornados, power outages, road closures and rescues throughout Davidson and surrounding counties, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has activated the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support the affected…

In the wake of destructive tornados, power outages, road closures and rescues throughout Davidson and surrounding counties, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has activated the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits helping victims address their ongoing needs.

Metro Arts has put together a list of resources on their blog for artists and organizations. You can also email them at

The Nashville Symphony is collecting donated items for Gideon’s Army and Community Resource Center. Please bring your donated items to the box office during regular business hours (10am-6pm Monday-Friday; noon-4pm Saturday), or you can drop off items in their Main Lobby if you are attending a concert this weekend. They are collecting:

  • Baby food and formula
  • Baby and toddler clothes
  • Diapers
  • Batteries
  • Trash bags
  • Clothing
  • Underwear and bra
  • Gloves
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Bleach

Maybe you need a you need a quiet place to gather your thoughts, the Frist Art Museum is offering free admission through Friday.

Music City is continuing to raise funds through Music City Inc., and those funds will be immediately distributed directly to families significantly impacted, with a priority on those employed in the hospitality industry. If you would like to help for immediate needs, you can make a donation to Music City Inc., the 501c(3) charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Visit Music City Inc. for more information on Displaced Jobs Assistance and other ways you can help.

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of resources for businesses in the Nashville region affected by the recent tornado.



Are you hosting an event or supporting tornado relief, please register it here on’s Tornado Relief event list. Make sure to check the “tornado relief” box when submitting your event!

To view all benefits and fundraisers for the Nashville and Middle Tennessee community, visit



You can sign up here to help Hands On Nashville with clean-up and relief efforts.

Stay updated on relief efforts led by Nashville’s creative community.

If you can serve as a volunteer interpreter, please contact TIRRC through this link and indicate which language(s) you can speak and where you are based.




Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 862-8480
The Margaret Maddox YMCA in East Nashville, 2624 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216, (615) 228-5525
East Magnet High School, 110 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206, (615) 262-6947
Zeal Church 5807 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37208, (615) 862-8451
Church of the Holy Rosary 194 Graylynn Drive. Donelson, TN 37214, (615) 889-4065


Putnam County Family YMCA, 235 Raider Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501, (931) 528-1133
Cookeville First Baptist Church, 18 South Walnut Avenue, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501. Red Cross is on site and the church is prepared to provide overnight shelter. (931) 526-7108.
Country Inn and Suites 1151 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38506. They are providing free shelter to those in need. Call to make sure there is availability (931) 525-6668.


Victory Baptist Church at 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet. They also have a free phone charging station set up in the parking lot.
(615) 773-5200

Highland Heights Church of Christ, 505 N. Cumberland Street, Lebanon.
(615) 444-3430




Visit Second Harvest Food Bank for food.

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents affected by the tornado and severe storms.

  • 3741 Annex Avenue (615) 356-2550
  • 506 Fesslers Lane (615) 736-5231
  • 4535 Lebanon Road (615) 754-6246

Call 3-1-1 for non-emergency clean-up requests.

For food and supplies you can visit Evans Hill Missionary Baptist Church located at 1341 Tulip Grove Road, Hermitage. (615) 889-0971.

The Roof Store is offering free green tarps to anyone that needs to cover their roof after storm damage, visit them at 660 Coles Ferry Road ,Gallatin, TN 37066.



If you have insurance and your property sustained damage, you can visit a processing center to receive assistance immediately:


Centennial Sportsplex located at 222 25th Ave N.


911 Center, 700 County Services Dr.


Home Depot located at 955 South Hartman Drive in Lebanon. Representatives with Allstate, State Farm, and Farm Bureau are there.



Cigna has created a 24/7 Disaster Response help line for people in affected TN communities that do not have Health Benefits or access to an Employee Assistance Program. They have licensed professional clinicians available if you need someone to talk to. If you do have benefits, they can still try to help you figure out how to access the benefits you have.
(866) 912-1687

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.