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Available Resources & Shelters for those Affected by Middle TN Tornadoes

Music City was hit with devastating storms and tornadoes overnight, resulting in significant damage throughout East Nashville, Germantown, and more.

Its still early and hard to know how we can help our fellow Nashvillians, however we are gathering information to share with you as quickly as possible.


  • The Centennial Sportsplex, located at 222 25th Avenue North
  • Highland Heights Church of Christ, located at 505 N. Cumberland Street, Lebanon
  • East Nashville Magnet High School, located at 110 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
  • Victory Baptist Church, located at 1777 Tate Lane
  • Holy Rosary School, located at 192 Graylynn Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Hadley Park Community Center, located at 1037 28th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
  • The Lee Chapel AME Church of North Nashville, located at 1200 Dr DB Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
  • American Legion Post 82, located at 3204 Gallatin Pike in East Nashville is providing shelter and support
  • Airbnb has offered up free rentals for those in affected communities and relief workers as part of their "Open Homes Program". Accommodations are available through March 24th
  • Freeman Webb, operator of several complexes in Middle TN, is offering short-term leases to those affected. For more information, click here.


  • Operation BBQ Relief is setting up at Nissan Stadium to cook and pass out food. You can order in 50 meal incredements to pick up and take FREE to work sites, clean up stations, etc.
  • Retrograde Coffee, located at 1305 Dickerson Pike, is providing free drip coffee all week
  • The Martha O'Bryan Center's food bank is serving hot and sack lunches from the Center and at 10th & Fatherland
  • The Donelson Fellowship, located at 3210 McGavock Pike, will be serving free BBQ meals every day until no longer needed.
  • Beginning the weekend of March 14th, the Hermitage Famous Dave's will be on foot delivering pork sandwiches to the community each day from 2-4pm. Nashville residents are invited to post HERE if they, a loved one, or a neighbor is in need of a meal.

Item Distribution

  • The Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, in conjunction with Churches of Christ Disaster Relief are providing supply boxes containing non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, and more. Click here for pickup dates and times.
  • Mt. Gildead MBC, located at 4004 Lebanon Pike is now functioning as a donation distribution center for Hermitage residents. Residents can pick up needed items Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm


  • The Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine (NERVE) will provide you with up-to-date information regarding shelters, road closures, food distribution centers, and more.
  • U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents impacted by the tornadoes. There are currently three Nashville area stores offering to help
    • Hillwood Plaza - 3741 Annex Ave., Nashville, TN 37209, (615) 356-2550
    • Nashville - 506 Fesslers Lane, Nashville, TN 37210, (615) 736-5231
    • Mt. Juliet - 14535 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN 37138, (615) 754-6246
  • Styles Boutique has opened the "Shop My Closet" section of new and gently used clothing to those in need, completely free of charge
  • Muscle Men Movers is available to move personal belongings for free. They can be contacted at 615-982-0108 or
  • Murfreesboro Pike Minis, located at 987 Murfreesboro Pike has made 150+ storage units available free of cost
  • The Tucker Agency is offering free insurance advice
  • The Dive Motel, located at 1414 Dickerson Place is offering coffee, Internet, power, and in some cases a place to sleep
  • White Bridge Auto Wash is offering free glass cleanup and water extraction
  • Toyota of Cool Springs will pay the first 3 months payment for tornado victims that buy a car. Plus, they will donate $100 for every new vehicle sold to relief efforts for the month of March
    • Applies to direct victims only, up to $1,000 total payments, see dealer for complete details
    • Up to $20k total donation to the American Red Cross
  • The Dent Shop is offering free crash wrap to protect the interior of vehicles
  • Look East is offering free glasses and contacts replacement for those that lost them in the storm. They are also seeing patients for eye injuries at no charge. More info here.
  • Tide Loads of Hope is offering to wash your clothes for free from 9am-5pm at Kroger, located at 800 Monroe Street
  • Stache Storage is offering free storage to all those affected by the tornado. More info here.
  • Moms Clubs of East Nashville is offering free childcare for families affected and families cleaning up. Childcare will be available at Hope Church, located at 1215 Gallatin Pike, from 9am to 5pm.
  • A Community Lost & Found has been set up to help return missing items to families devastated by the tornadoes.

Pet Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • The Crisis Textline is a free, 24/7, supportive textline for anyone struggling through this difficult time. Text "HOME" to 741741 to speak with someone
  • To Write Love On Her Arms can connect you to resources in your area. Click on the "other" tab and you can search for keywords such as "food" or "shelter". If you add in your zip code, they will give you a list of mental health resource options in your area.
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24/7 at 1-800-985-5990 to provide immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress
  • Counselors and therapists are offering proo bono support to those in need. To sign u for a free support, click here.
  • The Onsite Foundation has organized an effort of independent and licensed therapist to support our residents. They are offering 3 free individual sessions with a therapist between March and May. More info here.
  • The National Alliance of Mental Illness is offering free storm support groups. More info here.
  • Safe Haven is offering pro-bono services for those affected by the tornado. Click here to learn more.
  • Agape Animal Rescue, Nashville Humane Association, and Pet Community Center have partnered with the Metro Nashville Government to provide pet services, resources, and check-ups at three of the Disaster Assistance Centers beginning Saturday, March 7th 9am-6pm. Locations include:
    • Hermitage Community Center - 3720 James Kay Ln.
    • East Park Community Center - 600 Woodland St.
    • Hadley Park - 1037 28th Avenue N.

Work Opportunities

Many businesses are offering work to those who have been been displaced. Below are businesses and contacts that may be of assistance

  • Contact with your needs
  • Tailgate Brewery is offering temporary work for craft beer and service industry friends. They are offering shifts brewing, warehousing, bartending, and in the kitchen
  • The Shops at Porter East are offering a place for Nashville businesses. Click here for more info.
  • Acme Feed & Seed is offering temporary and permanent positions for hospitality folks in need. More info can be found here.
  • Gibson looks to provide a guitar to any musician that lost theirs in the storms. More info can be found here.
  • 3rd & Lindsley is looking to hire servers and cooks affected by the tornado.

We will keep you updated with more resources as they become available.

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