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Help the flood victims

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American Red Cross
To make a $10 donation via text message, text the word "RED CROSS" to 90999.
Mail a check to the Nashville Area Red Cross, at 2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.
Call (615) 250-4300 to make a donation by phone or donate online.
You can also donate money at any Kroger, Dollar General or Whole Foods Market location.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Davidson County Office of Emergency Management has partnered with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to raise emergency funds.  Donations can be made online at or mailed to:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
PO Box 440225
Nashville, TN  37244
The following items are needed in large quantities:  Diapers, formula, cleaning supplies and rubber gloves, wet vacuums, brooms, mops and generators

Regions Bank is accepting donations at all Middle Tennessee branches for the Red Cross
Donations will be accepted until May 21, 2010.
More Info:

First Tennessee Bank has pledged to match donations made by employees and customers, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000. Donations can be made at any First Tennessee Bank location. Find a location HERE.

Second Harvest Food Bank is accepting donations online. You can also donate food at any Kroger location.

The Salvation Army in Nashville
Items needed: cases of bottled water, NEW socks, underwear, t-shirts, hygiene kits for men or women, and supplies for clean-up kits which include: mop, broom, work gloves, mask, sponge, squeegee, scrub brush, rubber gloves, bleach, all-purpose cleaner, trash bags and paper towels. No used clothing at this time.

Drop Off Locations:
• Magness Potter, 611 Stockell St. Nashville Hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
• Citadel Corps, 425 Neelys Bend Rd, Madison Hours 10 a.m. - 7p.m.
• Murfreesboro Corps, 1137 West Main St., Murfreesboro 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
• Best One Tire Stores in Brentwood, Hillsboro, Rivergate and Downtown Brentwood
• Bost Harley Davidson, 4600 Delaware Ave., Nashville 37209
• First Bank Branches in Middle, TN
• ESCU Credit Union

Monetary donations can be made online, by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or by mailing a check to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 78625, Nashville, TN 37207, designating gifts to the Nashville Floods.
The Salvation Army is also accepting donations via text message. Text the word "FLOOD" to 90999.

Middle Tennessee FirstBank
Salvation Army will also collect items at any FirstBank location through Friday, May 14. 
The Salvation Army is requesting hygiene kits (shampoo/conditioner, soap, tooth brush/paste, lotion, bug spray, sun screen, etc.)  for men and women to be dropped off at these locations. Only NEW items will be accepted.

United Way of Metro Nashville
The "Restore the Dream" fund supports Nashville nonprofit agency programs as they deplete their own resources meeting the needs of flood victims.
Donate online or give $10 to the fund by texting the word "RESTORE" to UNITED (864833).

NASHVILLE RISING: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery
June 22, 2010
Bridgestone Arena
Featuring Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and more
Tickets on sale Friday, 10 a.m.
More Info:

Nashville Philharmonic Hosts Benefit Concerts for Nashville Symphony
Date: Saturday, May 15
Location: Belmont Heights Baptist Church, 2100 Belmont Blvd
Time: 4 p.m.
Date: Sunday, May 16
Location: The Temple, 5015 Harding Road
Time: 4 p.m.
More Info:

National Telethon
Music City Keep on Playin' – A Benefit for Flood Relief
May 16, Ryman Auditorium
Telethon will air on live, commercial free at 7p.m. on GAC and Nashville WX, Comcast Cable channel 245
Click here for ticket information.
Performances by: Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins and others
Sponsored by: GAC, Gaylord Entertainment and Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will be the organization processing and distributing donations.

Graceworks Ministries
Graceworks is working with the Red Cross to collect donations for flood victims. They are in need of financial gifts, non-perishable food items (soup, crackers, pasta), bottled water, toilet paper, cleaning products, toothbrushes, shampoo, household items, furniture, baby items. NEW sheet sets and towel sets, Cleaning supplies - especially buckets, shovels, mops, trash bags, shop vacs, antibacterial gel, duct tape, rubber gloves, allergy masks, first aid supplies. Drop off donations at 104 Southeast Parkway, Franklin TN. Click here for more drop off locations. 

Flavour Clothing
Drop site for toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, box fans, cleaning supplies, diapers and nonperishable staple food items. 1522 Demonbreun Street.

Taking donations for Tent City survivors. Drop off items in the parking lot behind CREMA (15 Hermitage Ave), need tents, stoves, sleeping bags, tarps and clothing.

On The Go
Needs donations of bottled water (cases), goggles with no vent holes, gloves, N-95 respirators, trash bags, cleaning supplies, RVs and trailers to house short term team members, interns and volunteers through August.

The Anchor Fellowship
Drop site for socks, toiletries, underclothing, summer clothes all sizes, bedding, fungal cream, water, feminine products (7am-7am, 629 3rd Ave S.). They are distributing items to the community as fast as they get them.


Hands on Nashville
Interested volunteers should register with Hands on Nashville at
Once registered, volunteers will be contacted with information regarding which of the six reception centers they should report to.

Samaritan's Purse
Samaritan's Purse has deployed an emergency unit to Nashville and is working on assessing the damage and connecting with local churches. Sign up HERE (select "Nashville TN Flood Relief") to volunteer with them.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Contact to help prepare and transport meals for the Salvation Army and Red Cross. You can also stay updated on their current volunteer opportunities via Twitter @2HarvestMidTN.

Graceworks Ministries
Contact for volunteer opportunities. They will need help sorting and processing donations for the Red Cross.

Cross Point
Meeting in Bellevue center (7669 HWY 70 South) lobby every day at 9am to send teams out to nearby neighborhoods. Can take hundreds of volunteers every day. Focusing on Bellevue neighborhoods now, but will move to other West Nashville neighborhoods in the coming days. Bring box fans, Lysol, gloves, masks, cleaning supplies, tarps, water, contractor trash bags, wheelbarrow, plastic bins or boxes and dehumidifiers to donate.

Soles4Souls  Soles4Souls has generously donated 20,000 pair of shoes and boots to families and workers in need. They're going to need help distributing these shoes, so call Isabelle at 615-391-5723 to volunteer in the coming days.

ArtHouse Gardens  Teams are being organized to help neighbors who need furniture moved, debris bagged up or removed, help getting things out of water's way or cleaning up once it's gone. To help or receive help from 9-3 every day, call Catherine at ArtHouse Gardens at 615-828-9223.

Oasis Church  Oasis Church is putting together teams to meet the needs of the community. If you would like to volunteer with them, email and give your name, address, phone number, email address, specific skills, resources and materials you can provide, and your time availability. They will put you to work!

Convoy of Hope  Convoy of Hope has hit the ground running in Nashville, with four mobile trailers arriving in town today. To apply to volunteer with them (you will help distribute goods to communities in need), click HERE and fill out the Disaster Relief Volunteer Application.

On The Go Taking teams of volunteers to help distribute, clean, assist, pack, deliver and provide services for needy in the area. To join up with On The Go, call or email at 615-299-0222 and

Community Food Drives/Benefits: 

Sounds Baseball Game
Friday, May 14
Salvation Army will have a relief truck parked at the game to collect donations.
The Salvation Army is requesting hygiene kits (shampoo/conditioner, soap, tooth brush/paste, lotion, bug spray, sun screen, etc.)  for men and women to be dropped off. Only NEW items will be accepted.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival – Every weekend in May, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., leave non-perishable food items at the gate.

Cheatham County
Old Fred's location, 356 Frey Street, is accepting donations for flood victims
Needed Items: Baby formula, baby wipes/wet wipes, diapers, non-perishable food items, candles, flashlights and batteries.  No clothing donations.
More Info: 615-792-3443

Davidson County
Old site of the Hermitage Smorgasbord restaurant, 4144 Lebanon Pike, across from Big Lots.
Needed Items: cleaning supplies, buckets, mops, storage containers, sponges, rubber gloves, masks,  rags, paper towels, first aid items (band aids, neosporin, etc.), bug spray, and water.

Christ Church Nashville is accepting donations.
15354 Old Hickory Blvd
Receiving and supplying clothing, food, cleaning supplies, baby needs and household goods.
Volunteers meet in the sanctuary at 9 a.m. Mon. - Sat.
More information: 615-834-6171 or

Hickman County
Fairfield Baptist Church is accepting donations for flood victims.
1863 Highway 100, Centerville, Hickman County
(931) 729-4519

Centerville Church of Christ
138 North Central Avenue, Centerville, TN
(931) 729-4201

Murfreesboro Benefit Dinner

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
1004 N. Highland Avenue, Murfreesboro
Friday, May 14th, 4 p.m. until the food runs out
$5 donation per person for dinner plate
More information: (615) 867-7865 or

Country Cares Benefit Concert
Center Stage, Nashville
8th Ave South, Downtown
Wednesday, May 12 at 3 p.m.
100% of all proceeds will be given to flood victims

Flood Relief Benefit Concert
Friday, May 14
Hard Rock Café, 100 Broadway, Nashville
Featuring Clayton Risner, Heidi Rojas and Travis Flynn
Tickets $8 at the door
Proceeds benefit Salvation Army flood relief

Ke$ha Benefit Concert
Wednesday, June 16
Limelight, 201 Woodland Street, Nashville
Tickets $30, on sale now through Ticketmaster
Click here for more information

Gospel Benefit for Fairview:
Vocal Union, a southern gospel acappella vocal group
Fairview High School auditorium
Friday, May 14th, 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go to Fairview flood relief and Fairview Young Life campership.

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