The hospitality industry - hotels, restaurants, attractions, tours, and shops - have taken a hit in the interest of public health and safety. But you can still support the people and places that extend Nashville's well-known Southern hospitality to the world. Here are some ideas.
Many local businesses have an online store. Buy clothes, books, specialty food items, and gift cards.
Restaurants are increasing dine-in capacity through the phases of re-opening and many are offering delivery and takeout options. Have you next meal from a local restaurant and enjoy it inside the clean restaurant or in the comfort of your own home.
You can also tip a service industry worker through serviceindustry.tips!
Gratitunes are songs that say "thank you" to doctors, nurses, and medical staff during COVID-19. When you choose a ‘Gratitune’ it is added to a playlist that is shared with Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff and streamed to clinics to help reduce anxiety and lift spirits.
In partnership with Mayor John Cooper's office, United Way of Greater Nashville is hosting a COVID-19 Response Fund to provide local organizations with flexible funding to assist and support individuals and families who are disproportionally impacted by coronavirus and the health and economic consequences of this outbreak.
Buy a t-shirt! The Basement East and I Believe in Nashville have a We Will Rise T-shirt with 100% of profits going to The United Way with funds directly going to the Nashville Service Industry who have been impacted by COVID-19. Order your shirt.
Music City Inc., the Nashville CVC's 501(c)(3) foundation, is collecting monetary donations that put gift cards in the hands of those impacted by the Safer at Home order.