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.
No city pulls together like Music City does. We've been through tough times before and we come out stronger every time. And we'll do it now. If you want to help: Thank You!
How you can help:
- Donate to Music City Inc., the 501c(3) charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. The recovery fund has a priority on immediate distribution directly to families significantly impacted.
- Donate online at visitmusiccity.com/nashvillestrong/donate.
- Text NASHSTRONG to 615-551-5122.
- Check: payable to Music City Inc. at 150 4th Avenue North, Ste. G-250, Nashville, TN 37219
- Buy a t-shirt: 100% of proceeds from the sale of Keep the Music Playing t-shirts goes to Music City Inc. for tornado relief.
- Donate items to the Community Resource Center at 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210: facebook.com/CRCNashville/
- Volunteer at Hands On Nashville: hon.org
- Shop local businesses that are donating proceeds to tornado relief efforts (see list further down this page).
Information for those impacted by the storm:
- Get real-time information on road closures, shelters, and more through the Metro Storm Response Information: nashville.gov
Displaced Jobs Assistance:
If you have employees who are currently displaced from their job, or you are currently open for business and able to offer temporary employment, please contact email@example.com. HospitalityTN is coordinating efforts to keep Nashville’s hospitality community employed while the city recovers.
These businesses are currently closed, due either to damage received from the tornado or from loss of power. Please check back frequently as businesses will be removed from this list as they re-open.
- The Basement East
- Beyond the Edge
- Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish
- Bongo East
- Boombozz Pizza
- Boston Commons
- Burger Up East Nashville (12South location is open; go visit!)
- Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown
- Clean Juice (Five Points)
- FieldHouse Jones
- Five Points Pizza
- Germantown Inn
- High Garden Tea Room
- Nashville Urban Winery
- Noble's Kitchen and Bar
- Red Bicycle Germantown (Woodbine and The Nations locations are open; go visit!)
- Smith & Lentz
- The Soda Parlor
Some Nashville businesses are closed as a COVID-19 health precaution. Please go to visitmusiccity.com/covid-19-information/covid-19-business-event-updates for business and event updates.
Hotels are offering special lodging rates for those impacted by the March 3rd Nashville-area tornado and COVID-19.
SERVICES FOR IMPACTED NEIGHBORS:
These services are offered specifically for people directly impacted by the tornado. Your respect and acknowledgment are appreciated.
- Gibson Guitars: getting a guitar back into the hands of anyone who has had their guitar damaged or destroyed in the recent Tennessee storm.
- The Onsite Foundation: independent and licensed therapists to support Middle Tennessee residents who have experienced the unimaginable and unexpected loss of homes, businesses, and human life. If you require Crisis Support or Grief Counseling, please text 615-323-3191 to be connected to a licensed therapist in your community to schedule an appointment.
COLLECTING ITEM DONATIONS:
If you have items to donate, these businesses are collecting!
- Community Resource Center: collecting items at 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210.
Shop from these businesses. Proceeds are generously being donated to tornado relief efforts.
- Anderson Design Group: donating 50% of profits this month from a collection of Nashville posters to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and Hands On Nashville.
- Biscuit Love: donating proceeds from its charity tee to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
- Dabble Studio: Hosting a painting class on Facebook Live on Friday, March 27, 6:30-8:30pm. All online donations and 100% of Painting and Snack Kit profits from this class will go to Music City Inc.'s tornado relief efforts.
- Good Southerner: donating 100% of profits in March from their Love Nash and Love TN stickers to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for tornado relief efforts.
- Heartworn Highways Revisited: the music documentary featuring many East Nashville songwriters and its music community is donating 100% of proceeds from the purchase of this film March 11-April 11 to Music City Inc.'s tornado relief efforts.
- I Believe in Nashville: donating 100% of all profits from I Believe in Nashville shirts sold in March to tornado relief.
- The Kind Poppy: donating proceeds of online sales to tornado relief efforts.
- Music City Shop: donating 100% of online proceeds from the sale of Keep the Music Playing t-shirts to Music City Inc.
- Project 615: giving 100% of profits from the Nashville Strong shirt to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.
- Sapelak Guitars: donating a portion of all proceeds in March and April to Music City Inc.
*Some of the above information could have changed due to increasing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please contact individual businesses and events for details. If you'd like to donate to the COVID-19 Response Fund to help people and businesses impacted by containment efforts, please go to unitedwaynashville.org/covid-19.
To see more area benefits and fundraisers, visit https://www.nowplayingnashville.com/categories/tornado-relief/. If you’d like to spread the word about an event supporting tornado relief, please register it on NowPlayingNashville.com’s Tornado Relief event list. Check the "tornado relief" box when submitting your event.
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