And now comes the rebuilding.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces four additional grants totaling $227,000 to area nonprofits and organizations helping those affected by the deadly and destructive tornadoes of March 3.
The Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund advisory committee approved the latest round of grants last week.
Access to the grant application remains open and continues to accept requests for recovery assistance (legal, mental health/counseling, permanent housing, rebuilding/construction, and case management). The grant application also continues to accept requests for relief needs (food, shelter and short-term housing, clothing, cleanup and debris removal, and financial assistance).
To date, 119 grants to 98 organizations have been deployed from the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, totaling more than $3.7 million — $3,765,635.
To make a gift in support of Nashville and Middle Tennessee recovery efforts, visit www.cfmt.org.
The latest two rounds of grants are:
Westminster Home Connection ($87,000) to support the startup costs associated with long-term recovery construction management in Davidson and Wilson counties.
Inspiritus ($98,750) to support startup costs and initial repair projects associated with long-term recovery construction management in Putnam County.
Nashville Diaper Connection ($25,000) to distribute diapers through its nonprofit partners to support tornado survivors.
Broken Restored Redeemed Ministries ($25,000) to help provide rental assistance and household supplies to tornado survivors in Davidson and Wilson counties.
For a full list of grantees and MTER advisory committee click here.
Recover Wilson Walkabout Set for Saturday
The Recover Wilson County Relief Team’s Recover Wilson Walkabout is coming up this Saturday, July 18.
Community volunteers will conduct door-to-door canvassing in some of Wilson County’s most-impacted areas, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, to talk with homeowners and residents about how to get assistance on their individual needs to recover from the March 3 tornadoes.
Tornado Recovery Connection Call Line Continues
Anyone who is experiencing a current, unmet need as a result of the tornado may call the Tornado Recovery Connection at 615-270-9255. This call line is open 24/7.
The Tornado Recovery Connection provides callers throughout Middle Tennessee with resources for immediate relief and helps identify those with long-term needs. The call line connects survivors with relief and rebuilding organizations, helping them get closer to fully recovering from the March 3 tornadoes.
Calls to the Tornado Recovery Connection hotline help to build a valuable database for the Long-Term Recovery Group, which is composed of dozens of nonprofits who have convened to assist in rebuilding the lives of those affected by the tornadoes.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. CFMT works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. The organization has distributed more than $1 billion in grants since its inception in 1991. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.