We continue to be overwhelmed by the love and support in tornado recovery. Since the storms on Tuesday, March 3, the hospitality industry and the community at large have pulled together to raise money, clean up, and assist victims.
- The NCVC’s Music Inc. Foundation has raised more than $585,000 for its recovery fund, with a priority on immediate distribution directly to families significantly impacted, especially to those employed in the hospitality industry. We love the Music City spirit and appreciate donations from artists like Chris Young, Brad Paisley, Justin Timberlake, Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge, as well as hospitality partners like the Nashville Sounds ($100,000), Ryman Hospitality Properties ($10,000), Sprocket Rocket ($10,000), and Regions.
- The NCVC has distributed more than 2,250 boxed lunches to first responders and utility workers in the impacted areas.
- The NCVC is selling #KeeptheMusicPlaying t-shirts with 100 percent of proceeds going to the recovery fund. More than 1,100 shirts were sold in the first 24 hours.
- A list of hotels with discounted disaster rates is below.
We are fortunate to live in a generous community like Nashville. Following the March tornados, our office mobilized to raise money through our foundation, Music City Inc., to put gift cards in the hands of those affected, with a focus on hospitality employees. Donations have been ongoing and we have shifted our focus to help our community through the impact of COVID-19.
Grammy Award-winning modern roots band Old Crow Medicine Show has released a new track entitled “Nashville Rising” along with an accompanying video. The song dropped exactly one month after eight deadly tornados ravaged through the state of Tennessee. Proceeds from the song will directly benefit The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Emergency Response Fund.