Friends Helping Friends: Disaster Resources

Many Middle Tennesseans are trying to pick up the pieces after devastating tornadoes touched down in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 3rd.

While our hearts are heavy, we look forward to rebuilding together and have compiled a list of ways in which our friends can help. At GS&F, we know we are lucky to live and work in such a strong and united community. Let’s show them why we’re known as “The Volunteer State!”

We’ll be updating this list in the weeks to come and as needs change.

Donate Your Time


Community-Wide Initiatives

Hands on Nashville: Sign up to volunteer here.
Eight Days of Hope: Sign up to volunteer here.

North Nashville/Germantown

Gideon’s Army: Sign up here. Gideon’s Army is coordinating numerous volunteer opportunities jumping off at various locations. You can also donate here.
Lee Chapel AME church: The church at 1200 D.B. Todd Blvd. is serving as a gathering point for volunteers. Donations are also encouraged, particularly tarps, plywood (2×4), nails, screws, water, nonperishable food, candles, flashlights, lanterns, matches, lighters and batteries.

Wilson County

Mt Juliet: Sign up to volunteer here or to find out more.
Lebanon: Check their Facebook and Lebanon Police Department’s Facebook for more information on volunteering efforts.

Putnam County

In hard-hit Putnam County, search-and-rescue efforts are ongoing. The county is asking volunteers to email Officials will reach out once needs have been assessed.

Donate Your Money


Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: Donate to the foundation here.

GoFundMe: The organization has set up a centralized hub identifying verified campaigns to help those affected. You can find that here.

Nashville TN Store: @NashvilleTn is selling “I believe in Nashville” t-shirts where 100% of the profits from shirts sold will be donated to the Community Foundation of Middle TN for disaster relief. Click here to purchase a T-shirt.

Salvation Army: Donate to help with their tornado relief efforts and provide community meals.

Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp: They are accepting donations through their Music City Inc. Foundation, which will be distributed to families most impacted. Contribute via PayPal at

Donate Items


Community Resource Center: Donate items at 218 Omohundro Place. CRC is looking for flashlights, batteries, baby food and formula, new baby bottles, box cutters, over-the-counter medications, new socks, underwear and trash cans.

American Red Cross: Donate water, towels, blankets and catered food (no clothing, dog or cat food). Drop off locations include:

  • East High School, 110 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN
  • Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Ln, Mt. Juliet, TN
  • Highland Heights Church of Christ, 505 North Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN

Second Harvest Food Bank: Donate pop-top cans (meat, veggies, fruit), ready-to-eat soups and stews, peanut butter and crackers, cereal and cereal bars, energy bars and any nonperishable items. Distribution center: 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN. Click here to learn more.

McGruder Family Resource Center: The center at 2013 25th Ave N needs diapers, baby food, tarps, trash bags, flashlights and batteries.

Nashville Humane Association: Donate wet or dry dog and cat food. Collars and leashes are the next greatest needs. Drop offs can be made at 213 Oceola Ave in West Nashville. You can also donate here.

Metro Animal Care and Control:  Donate canned or dry dog and cat food. Collars and leashes are the next greatest needs. Drop offs can be made at 5125 Harding Place, Nashville, TN 37211 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. You can also ship supplies directly to the location through their Amazon wish list available here. They are also taking donations here.

Martha O’Bryan Center: Donate linens, kitchen items, household items. Drop off at: 711 S 7th St, Nashville, TN. You can also donate here.

For an additional list of businesses that are opening their doors, extending their hands or simply offering a soft place for people to land, click here.

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