Recently, a tornado caused significant damage throughout the Nashville area. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and businesses that are affected by this. We are currently working with businesses and homeowners to help restore Nashville. If your home or business was affected by the Nashville tornado, please visit our website for assistance. The Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Mayor’s office are actively assessing the impact this tornado has caused to businesses. This information is gathered to help the city understand which companies are impacted and providing resources to the business owners, as it becomes available.  Here are resources for those affected by the Nashville Tornado: 

For businesses or homeowner’s that have a property loss, please click here

For visitors and tourists with upcoming plans to visit Nashville, please click here.
For those that would like to volunteer their time in cleaning up debris in affected neighborhoods, please visit Hands on Nashville’s website.
For contributions and donations
  • Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee – CFMT manages the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund and distributes grants to nonprofits providing vital services to those impacted.
  • Community Resource Center– The CRC is collecting donations of items including personal hygiene items, bleach, trash bags, gloves, and box cutters. 
  • United Way of Greater Nashville – United Way manages the Restore the Dream Fund, which provides long-term disaster recovery and support in coordination with United Way Worldwide. 
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools is continually updating this document with information on needs for schools throughout Davidson County. 
Resources for impacted businesses:
  • Businesses can call (202) 463-5518 for direct support from disaster recovery experts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Resilience in a Box – A resource guide based on best practices designed to help educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience.
  • Disaster Recovery Quick Guides – In partnership with Shell, these guides have tailored tips for small businesses looking to prepare and recover.
  • The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management is also a resource for those affected by the tornado. Their office is located at 2060 15th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212. Contact information is (615) 862-8540 or piodesk@nashville.gov. 
  • Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is opening a mobile claims unit with insurance providers at the Sportsplex.
  • Information on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance loans
  • The Better Business Bureau of Nashville and Murfreesboro is offering office space to any of their Accredited Businesses in need of a place to work. They have plenty of parking, meeting space, drop-in workstations, wi-fi, copiers, etc. Space is limited so please call 615-250-4244 to make arrangements. Space is available during normal office hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • Metro Nashville Department of Codes and Building Safety – Pursuant to recommendations from federal, state, and local health agencies, the Codes Department will begin taking appointments to see a zoning examiner effective Monday, March 16, 2020. At this point, Codes will continue to see walk-in customers and will continue to accommodate applications on storm-related properties as expeditiously as possible. Although appointments are not currently required, they are encouraged in order to minimize the number of people in the Development Services Center. Appointments can be made by calling 616-862-7100 ext. 27100 or by emailing zoning@appointments@nashville.gov. 
  • Impacted businesses or those currently unemployed because of the tornado can contact the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Disaster Assistance Line. Employers can call 615-551-3501 and employees to call 615-247-5138. You can also find more information on the nearest American Job Center by clicking here. 
Other Resources:
  • The Nashville Humane Association has supplies and resources available including crates, food, blankets, leashes, collars and other basic supplies at their headquarters at 213 Oceola Avenue near the intersection of White Bridge Road and Charlotte Pike.
  • Metro’s NERVE site provides up-to-date information including shelters and road closures. Spanish speakers can contact Conexión Américas at 615-269-6900 for help navigating Metro services.
  • The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition has an assistance line for immigrants and refugees who may need help: 615-414-1030.
  • Information from Metro Nashville Public Schools contingency plan for schools impacted by storm damage.
  • Tennessee Department of Human Services is making it easier for families to apply for new resources available to those with a financial need who were impacted by the tornado. Starting March 16, individuals can apply for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits and the Families First / Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Cash Assistance program from home.