Ways to help those affected by Middle Tennessee tornadoes

This running list of resources includes wishlists to donate to, ways to volunteer your time, and shelters to stay safe following the deadly tornadoes that impacted the Middle Tennessee area on Saturday, Dec. 9.

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How to help Tennesseans impacted by the tornadoes. | Photo by Phillip Dodds via Flickr

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The Middle Tennessee community is coming together once again following a series of tornadoes that devastated the region on Saturday, Dec. 9, directly impacting Madison, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Clarksville, and Springfield.

We know we’re Nashville Strong, let’s show now how Nashville Serves. Here’s a running list of resources and ways to help those affected.

If you or someone you know needs assistance

If you were displaced by the region’s severe weather and need a safe place to stay, open shelters are available in Nashville, Hendersonville, and Clarksville:

  • Madison Community Center, 550 North Dupont Ave., Madison
  • Northeast High School, 3701 Trenton Rd., Clarksville
  • New Providence United Methodist, 1317 Fort Campbell Blvd, Clarksville
  • Dickson YMCA, 225 Henslee Dr., Dickson

Updated Wednesday, Dec. 16

Additionally, Pawster Nashville is offering temporary care for animals — just email, call, or fill out an intake form for assistance.

If you need help with other essentials:

  • Miss Lucille’s Tornado Relief Pop-Up | Take what you need from the marketplace’s (2231 Madison St., Ste. L) donation items.
  • Water | YAIPack Outreach partnered with Walmart to distribute water in the store’s parking lot (1680 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Clarksville). See YAIPack’s profile for updated hours each day.
  • Laundry | YAIPack Outreach’s Suds Squad, or laundry truck, will be at Mosaic Church (1020 Garrettsburg Rd., Clarksville). See YAIPack’s profile for updated hours each day.

If you wish to donate resources

  • Holiday presents | A building collapsed in Hendersonville housing gifts for area kids. The Community Resource Center, in partnership with Live Love Nashville, made an Amazon Wishlist for replacement items.
  • Fund the response | Help the Community Resource Center provide care items for those impacted by donating to its cause or shopping this Amazon Wishlist.
  • Tornado Relief Fund | Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and United Way of Greater Nashville have activated emergency relief funds. Donate directly to two funds — one for Davidson County and another for surrounding counties — aimed to aid those affected.

Where to volunteer your time

  • Tornado collection drive | If your business or organization would like to sign up to become a drop-off location for tornado support, fill out this application. The Community Resource Center will be in touch to confirm a drive and provide any additional details.
  • Donate blood | Find your nearest Blood Assurance donation center center and schedule an appointment.
  • Volunteer | Hands on Nashville’s nonprofit partners have begun utilizing volunteers to sort donations and provide relief for those impacted by Saturday’s tornado outbreak. This webpage will be updated as volunteer opportunities become available in Davidson County and surrounding areas.

Donation drop-off locations

The following locations are collecting donations to provide goods directly to affected Middle Tenneseans. Note: For the most updated list of needs, be sure to check the pages of organizations outlined above.




    More Clarksville businesses available for drop-off.