Nashville and surrounding area – Shelters & How to Help

*UPDATE: 3/8/2020

A Mt. Juliet Resident, Kennedy Hunt, was kind enough to create a spreadsheet of Relief Efforts & Oppoturnities – it is a WONDERFUL and very extensive list –

You can view the list directly by clicking here, in case of updates: TENNESSEE TORNADO SUPPORT or by downloading this PDF – current as of 1:00 pm CST, 3/8:

*List updated 3/5/2020* If you know of any other efforts or needs that I can add, please comment!*

Yep. We got out of bed for this one. Yes, we are safe. Worst at our home was some insulation and debris to be picked up and keep the pups safe.

Around us? Devastating losses…homes, schools, churches, lives, businesses. Nashville is a strong community and will bounce back. In the meantime, we have each other take care of. Most of us just taking care of the immediate needs of friends, neighbors, and family.

Shelters that I am aware of:

Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet

Centennial Sportsplex, Nashville

Margaret Maddox YMCA, Nashville

Putnam Co. YMCA

East Magnet High School, Nashville

*Nashville Farmers Market Shelter is currently closed due to power outage. (8:30 am 3/3/20)

How to Help or Get Help:

The Bridge Fellowship is providing meals, snacks, gift cards, and needs for a Special Needs classroom that has lost EVERYTHING. I have personally worked with the teacher of this class, and she is an INCREDIBLE asset to this community. I can personally vouch for her, and assure that your donation will be put to good use and DIRECTLY serve her students. *Update 3/5 – Mt. Juliet has SHOWN UP! Volunteers are now being turned away – follow link to see updated information.

Hands on Nashville, volunteer

Friendship Community Church

Nashville Diaper Connection is asking for donations for Diapers & Food for the community. You can follow along with where you donations are going on their Facebook Page.

The United Way is collecting donations for tornado victims.

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is offering a giving opportunity to help affected areas.

A relief fund has been established and donations may be made by one of the following methods:
• Text RELIEF2020 to 41444
• Online at
• By check to P.O. Box 330056, Murfreesboro, TN 37133 (please write RELIEF2020 on memo line)

UWRCC will work with neighboring United Ways and the local American Red Cross to determine the appropriation of funds. 100% of funds received for relief effort will be used to address related needs throughout middle Tennessee.

Those in need of assistance are encouraged to contact United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral line by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-318-9335.

NERVE (Nasvhille Emergency Response Viewing engine) Local Emergency info (shelters, information, food and clothing distribution, etc.)

Please pray for one another, and care for one another the best way that you can! I will do my best to keep this list updated.

If you have family and friends with immediate needs, consider using Shipt, Instacart, Amazon Prime, or other delivery services.

💜 Cindi

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