Nashville Tornado Relief Efforts and Damage

March 15, 2020 | Advertising Disclosure | Our Sponsors may be mentioned in this article.

Local businesses and residents are coming together to donate time, money, and immediate needs to the victims of the tornado that hit Nashville during the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The damage could take weeks or longer to recover. Relief efforts and events will take place over the next several weeks in support of victims affected by this natural disaster. Below you’ll find ways to help, upcoming fundraisers and benefits, businesses heavily impacted in Germantown and East Nashville, and photos. See Nashville.gov for other official storm response information.

This guide will be continuously updated. Please leave a comment below or contact us to submit updates, relief efforts, benefits, and more. 


HOW TO HELP

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to volunteer, it’s best to coordinate with a local organization to alleviate traffic and improper parking, which are slowing down electrical work by the city.


free meals for victims and volunteers

  • Martin’s Bar-B-Que: Providing free meals for those in Davidson, Wilson, or Putnam counties, available for pickup or delivery. Call: (386) 222-2756 to order.
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  • Hugh Baby’s: Serving food to those in need from their food truck. Visit their Instagram for updates on the truck’s location.
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Benefit Events

  • Green Door Gourmet: Hosting a tornado relief benefit dinner on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The family-style dinner will feature courses prepared by chefs from The Salted Table, Nectar Urban Cantina, Pelican & Pig, D’Andrews Bakery & Cafe, Bongo, and Ellington’s. Tickets are $125 per person and include beverages and pairings. Proceeds will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennesse.
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Proceeds from Sales

  • The Adventure Park at Nashville: Donating 100% of ticket sales to the Middle Tennesse Emergency Response Fund on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from noon to 6:00pm.
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  • Etch, etc., Char, Saltine, Amerigo Nashville, & Amerigo Cool Springs: Donating a portion of proceeds through Sunday, March 22, 2020, to the Community Foundation Fund of Middle Tennessee.
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  • The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club: Donating 100% of sales from a custom pin created in memory of Albree Sexton and Mike Dolfini. The Fox also lists several other donation options on their website.
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  • Baked on 8th: Donating all profits during March 2020 to The Community Resource Center and Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
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  • Germantown Pub: Donating all profits during March 2020 to the tornado relief.
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  • Ellington’s: Donating a portion of every dinner or late-night bites during the month of March 2020 to The Community Foundation’s Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. A benefit dinner will be announced in the coming weeks.
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  • Five Daughters Bakery: Donating 100% off profits from their “Donut Forget I Love You” t-shirt to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
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Businesses HEAVILY IMPACTED

Below are some of the businesses that were heavily impacted by the tornado. Regardless of damage, most businesses in Germantown and East Nashville will remain closed until further notice due to power outages and clean-up efforts.

Molly Green (East Nashville)

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Burger Up (East Nashville)

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BoomBozz (East Nashville)

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Clean Juice (East Nashville)

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Gym 5 (East Nashville)

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The Basement East (East Nashville)

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The Soda Parlor (East Nashville)

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High Garden Tea (East Nashville)

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Nashville Urban Winery

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Upper Eastside Nashville (East Nashville)

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Asphalt Beach Skate Shop (East Nashville)

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FLWR Shop (East Nashville)

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Gold Club Electric Tattoo (East Nashville)

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Vibrance (East Nashville)

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Attaboy (East Nashville)

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Geist (Germantown)

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Vista Germantown (Germantown)

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IMT (Germantown)

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Germantown Place (Germantown)

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Christie Cookie Co. (Germantown)

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NASHVILLE TORNADO PHOTOS (EAST NASHVILLE)