Multi-county destructive, severe weather wreaks havoc across the Mid-State
Nashville, Tenn (12/10/2023) — In response to the devastating tornadoes that struck our region on December 9, 2023, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) and United Way of Greater Nashville have activated their emergency relief funds. This partnership is a concerted effort to aid those affected by the disaster.
In collaboration with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and its Office of Emergency Management, the United Way and CFMT are jointly supporting Davidson County disaster relief effort through the Nashville Response Fund housed at the United Way. This fund aims to gather vital resources to assist in the immediate and ongoing recovery of survivors in the local community.
“United Way of Greater Nashville is heartbroken for our neighbors who were affected by the tornados that devastated many parts of our community,” said Brian Hassett, chief executive officer and president for United Way. “We want to help support those impacted however we can. We are working closely with our partner agencies to provide updated information through our 211 Helpline.”
The 211 Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day information and referral help line that provides individuals in need with help in times of crisis and beyond.Donate to Davidson Co. Relief
Donate by check:
To support Nashville (Davidson County), mail a check to United Way of Greater Nashville w/ Nashville Tornado Relief in memo line to: 250 Venture Circle, Nashville, TN 37228.
Simultaneously, the two organizations are directing donations to recovery efforts in Cheatham, Dickson, Montgomery (Clarksville), Robertson (Springfield), Stewart, and Sumner (Hendersonville), Trousdale and Wilson counties through the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund housed at CFMT. This fund will direct effective and timely assistance to tornado survivors in surrounding counties impacted by the December 9th storms.
“Each one of these funds is intentionally designed to ensure that assistance will quickly get to those who need it the most,” said Hal Cato, CEO of Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “During this holiday season, we will all be working hard to ensure that amidst the wreckage from Saturday night, survivors know there is a community ready to lift them up.”
The funds raised by both organizations will provide critical support to nonprofit and faith-based partners actively working to address survivors’ needs. These organizations are amongst the first line of support for those experiencing loss after a disaster and address urgent needs such as financial assistance, food and nutrition, temporary housing, debris clean-up, and animal sheltering.Donate to Relief Outside Davidson Co.
Donate by check:
To support Montgomery (Clarksville), Sumner (Hendersonville), or other counties outside Davidson County, mail a check with TN Tornado Response in memo line to: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, PO Box 440225, Nashville, TN 37244.
Davidson County residents impacted by the severe weather can visit Nashville VOAD’s website at www.NashvilleResponds.com or dial 211 to self-report needs.
Information and resources for local residents in Cheatham, Dickson, Montgomery (Clarksville), Robertson (Springfield), Stewart, and Sumner (Hendersonville), Trousdale and Wilson counties can be accessed at Tennessee VOAD’ website https://www.tnvoad.org or via Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s website at https://www.tn.gov/tema.
In this time of crisis, every contribution counts. We urge individuals, businesses, and organizations to come forward and support these relief efforts. Your donations will play a crucial role in helping our communities recover and rebuild from this natural disaster. Together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected.
Acknowledging Our Partners
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our individual, foundation, entertainment and business partners for their unwavering support in these trying times.
About Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee unites compassionate individuals and worthy causes while aiming to build a more thriving and inclusive community by transforming thoughtful generosity into positive change. Its generous donors span the community and are driven by a shared commitment to addressing diverse needs. www.CFMT.org
About United Way of Greater Nashville
At United Way, we unite the community and mobilize resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. Together, we are working to create a community where every child receives a quality education, no one lives in poverty or poor health, and the most basic needs of our families are met.
Serving the community for more than 100 years, United Way of Greater Nashville is also recognized as the founding chapter of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society, a now global giving society that has invested more than $10 billion in the work of United Ways worldwide
United Way of Greater Nashville is creating lasting change throughout Middle Tennessee. We are uniquely positioned to do this work by bringing individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government to the table to have the tough conversations, mobilize the resources and make the smart investments that will create lasting solutions for our region’s most pressing issues.
Our service area includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart and Williamson counties. For more information, visit unitedwaygreaternashville.org and follow us on social media @UWNashville.
About Nashville VOAD
Nashville VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is a coalition of Davidson County community organizations, including faith-based, nonprofit, volunteer, and government agencies, who may be active in any phase(s) of disaster. Its mission is to provide knowledge and resources in a coordinated and efficient manner throughout the disaster cycle – preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery – to help disaster survivors in Davidson County communities. Learn more at www.NashvilleResponds.com