Updates On Tornado Recovery and Stories of Our Grantees

A Year After Tornadoes Strike, Much Progress, More to Do

A Year After Tornadoes Strike, Much Progress, More to Do

CFMT Releases Report to the Community on Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund What took mere minutes to crush buildings and shatter lives has taken many months to mend. This week marks one year since a series of late-night and early morning tornadoes swept through Tennessee, leaving behind a path of ...
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Connecting the Dots for Wilson County Tornado Survivors

A clear and rigid boundary between those of us who can fend for ourselves and those who cannot does not exist. Millions of us teeter perilously on the margin of survival, one unfortunate event away from tumbling headfirst into the unknown. For many Middle Tennesseans, that event was the March ...
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"Nobody Had a Game Plan for This..."

“Nobody Had a Game Plan for This…”

Through a collaborative community effort after the March 2020 tornado, Carol Wilson finally returns home. It was 2 a.m. on March 3, 2020, when LaToria Wilson’s phone rang. It was her brother. He said a tornado had devastated their mother Carol’s neighborhood. LaToria lived in Antioch, and — shocked — ...
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CFMT Grantee: Feeding North Nashville Tornado Survivors Continues for Project Connect Nashville

CFMT Grantee: Feeding North Nashville Tornado Survivors Continues for Project Connect Nashville

UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and Project Connect Nashville's Co-Founder and Director of Development and Volunteers, Michell Murdock. Project Connect Nashville was founded in 2013 to bring hope to the hurting community of Madison (just a few minutes north ...
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Westminster Home Connection Tackles Tasks of Rebuilding After Tornadoes

UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and Westminster Home Connection's executive director, Keith Branson. Westminster Home Connection begins by asking “What does it take for this person to age in place safely at home and with dignity?” The nonprofit provides ...
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CFMT Announces 14 Additional Tornado Recovery Grants; $5.7M to nonprofits to date

And the rebuilding continues. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces 14 additional grants totaling more than $1.2 million — $1,274,091 —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 several grants in ...
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Davidson County Long-Term Recovery Group: What We’ve Done and Where We’re Going

Focus Remains on Identifying, Helping Tornado Survivors as Rebuild Efforts Launch In neighborhood after unlucky neighborhood in Davidson County, including North Nashville and Germantown, East Nashville, Donelson and Hermitage, telltale signs remind you of the death and destruction caused by Tennessee’s tornadoes in early March. Blue tarp substitutes for a ...
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Nashville Diaper Connection

CFMT Grantee: Tornadoes, Pandemic Don’t Dampen Nashville Diaper Connection’s Efforts

The nonprofit organization Nashville Diaper Connection was launched in June 2013 by Doug Adair and strives to ensure that every baby in Davidson County has enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy. It has received $45,000 in grants from the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. Nothing like tornadoes and ...
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CFMT Grantee: Affordable Housing Resources Stays on Tornado-Relief Course

‘This Has Dissolved into Disaster at the National Level’ UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and Affordable Housing Resource's Cheif Executive Officer, Eddie Latimer. Since forming more than 30 years ago, Nashville-based nonprofit organization Affordable Housing Resources, Inc. (AHR) has ...
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Rebuild - Tornado Response

6 Months After the Tornadoes, Midstate’s Recovery Continues

CFMT Releases Report to the Community; Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund Makes 8 new grants Thursday, Sept. 3 marks six months since a series of tornadoes swept through Tennessee, leaving behind a path of death and destruction. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee released a six-month report to the community ...
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CFMT Grantee: ‘To Act in the Relief of Human Suffering’

For decades, UMCOR Arrives After Disaster Strikes UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and UMCOR's Tornado Recovery Connection Director, Eileen Lowery. The Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church Disaster Response Ministry (UMCOR) received a $50,000 grant to initiate case ...
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CFMT Grantee: When Disasters Strike, It’s Nice to Know CRC Has The Necessities of Life Covered

Nashville-based Community Resource Center (CRC) serves more than 100 nonprofit agencies, providing them with new household goods, bedding, kitchenware, cleaning supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items for their clients in need. Its agencies represent a diverse client base that includes at-risk children, disadvantaged seniors, victims of domestic violence, refugees resettling ...
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