One of the rainiest days in Nashville's history on Saturday set the stage for widespread flash flooding along many of the mid-state's creeks and rivers, causing millions of dollars in property damage and taking the life of five people as well.
Over 5 inches of rain on Saturday on top of an already high water level from Thursday's thunderstorm outbreak caused the Harpeth River, Duck Creek, and more to surpass flood stage, and even has the Cumberland River downtown close to flood level.
So, as Nashville tends to do in a time of crisis, people are wondering "how can I help?" Many Nashvillians are without basic necessities right now as their homes and apartments were flooded and deemed unlivable.
Thankfully, there are a number of reliable sources around town through which you can donate needed supplies.
The Community Resource Center has created an Amazon Wish List with needed supplies, or if you prefer to drop off in person you can do so in outdoor bins at 218 Omohundro Place. Supplies needed include flashlights, tarps, rakes, tents, sleeping bags, snacks, and sport drinks such as Gatorade
The Nashville Red Cross accepts similar types of donations and distributes to those in need.
Hands On Nashville, which was so instrumental in coordinating volunteer efforts following the 2020 tornadoes, is accepting volunteers and donations
And both OpenTable and Room In the Inn are accepting donations with a focus on marginalized and homeless Nashvillians.