If you are interested in supporting the relief efforts for the August Flood 2021 survivors, please make a gift to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.


Tennessee Emergency Response Fund

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) has revived the Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund and Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to help those affected by the heavy rains that flooded homes and roads, leaving at least seven people dead in the Middle Tennessee area.

Nashville received more than 7 inches of rain, the second-highest two-day rainfall total ever recorded.

How To Help

Gifts made to the Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund will support Davidson County recovery efforts. Donations to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund will provide relief and recovery assistance to all affected Middle Tennessee counties.

Grants from the these funds will be made to nonprofits providing vital services both immediate and long term. CFMT’s work helps free nonprofits up to concentrate on delivering services while the organization “connects generosity with need” and our community sets out to rebuild lives.

“We know when disasters strike, there are no quick fixes,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “We need to support the affected communities and the nonprofits on the ground helping survivors and addressing their needs.”

Make A Gift

Tennessee Emergency Response Fund Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund

Where To Get Help

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) website reported that the State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to support local requests and gather impact and response information. Middle Tennesseans outside of Davidson County who need help with cleaning up following the storms and flooding can call the Crisis Cleanup hotline at 833-904-1085.

In Davidson County, the Nashville Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster are encouraging residents impacted by the flash flooding to visit www.nashvilleresponds.com/assistance or call the Crisis Helpline at 615-244-7444 to request assistance.


Outside Davidson County


Additional Survivor Resources


Williamson County Emergency Management Agency created a resource page for those recovering from the March 27-28 flooding. It includes info on debris removal and reporting property damage. Link to page: http://ow.ly/gyKD50EesX5


About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect the intentions and goals of their charitable endeavors. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.