How We Can Help Those Affected by the Tennessee Tornado

published Mar 4, 2020
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On Tuesday morning, Tennessee was hit with severe storms and at least one recorded tornado. The weather event claimed the lives of at least 24, according to CNN. Here’s a list of organizations on the front lines helping the victims.

In disaster situations, monetary donations are often preferred over physical items, as CBS explains. Be sure to reference Charity Navigator before giving to an unknown organization.

Nashville mayor John Cooper has some suggestions for volunteers and donations. For locals who want to lend a hand, he recommends Hands On Nashville, mentioning that as of Tuesday evening, there were already 5,000 sign ups. And Boone, NC-based organization Samaritan’s Purse is traveling to help clear trees and secure roofs, according to WSMV.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has activated its Emergency Response Fund, also per Mayor Cooper. Online donation platform Generous has set up a fund, is matching your first $25 donation, and waiving platform fees, per WSMV.

VCA animal hospitals are providing free boarding for pets, per WSMV. Airbnb hosts are offering free housing for those affected. Tennessee residents affected can access assistance through the United Way or by calling 211. You can also donate to the United Way here.

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