How to help: Join relief efforts for Tennessee tornado victims

Relief efforts related to the devastating tornadoes that touched down in multiple counties across Middle Tennessee, including Nashville’s Davidson County, are underway.

If you want to support relief efforts in Nashville and surrounding counties, we encourage you to work through organizations engaged with Nashville VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). This network of Middle Tennessee-serving organizations is coordinating with partner agencies across affected counties and will provide the most up-to-date information about needs and ways to channel support:

  • Volunteers – Hands on Nashville (HON)
    • Hands on Nashville is inviting community members to register for organized volunteer engagements. Please do not self-deploy, as this can be very dangerous for volunteers and for storm survivors. Opportunities are updated regularly, and people interested in volunteering can create an account on HON’s website and check the box stating interest in helping in a disaster. If volunteers already have a Hands On Nashville account, they can follow these instructions to make sure they receive disaster communications.
  • Supplies – Community Resource Center (CRC)
    • The Community Resource Center is compiling lists of the material needs of partner organizations and people in affected counties, including hygiene and household products and other items for disaster recovery. The CRC is also organizing supply drives for organizations interested in hosting supply collections.

These resources are updated continually to provide information for those needing help and those offering help:

Nashville VOAD

WPLN – Want to help after the Middle Tennessee tornadoes? Need help? Here’s where to turn.

The Tennessean – Tennessee tornado outbreak updates

For local support in surrounding counties, consult resources listed above, as well as Tennessee VOAD and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

While resources above serve communities across Middle Tennessee, learn more about county-specific efforts here