Updates On Tornado Recovery and Stories of Our Grantees


Out of the Storms Came a Beautiful Rainbow Called Recover Wilson

Recover Wilson represents a coordinated effort for tornado recovery in Wilson County, comprising churches and other nonprofit groups in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and other communities. Few Middle Tennesseans know the long haul of disaster recovery more than Regina Girten. Girten, outreach pastor at Providence United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, ...
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CFMT Grantee: The Importance of Neighborhoods in Rebuilding and Recovery Efforts

Neighbor 2 Neighbor is a local and nonpartisan nonprofit founded by neighborhood leaders across Davidson County. Neighbor 2 Neighbor equips residents and neighborhood organizations with the tools they need to preserve and improve their neighborhoods. Formerly known as the Neighborhoods Resource Center, the organization was founded in 1997. It has ...
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CFMT Grantee: Farm’s counseling work remains vital to Wilson County tornado recovery efforts

Lantern Lane Farm is a nonprofit counseling center located in Mt. Juliet. Its purpose is to help restore people who seek a safe place to experience healing through traditional and equine-assisted counseling services in a peaceful, countryside setting. Counselors utilize a variety of approaches. The organization offers a sliding fee scale ...
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Tornado Recovery - North Nashville business

With disasters and recovery, it’s also about being prepared for the next time

The timing couldn't have been worse. Two months before the city would commemorate the 10-year anniversary of a historic flood that devastated the Nashville region, a series of tornadoes struck Davidson, Putnam and Wilson Counties in the early hours of March 3. Nashville, it seems, must brace itself for a ...
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CFMT Grantee : Conexion

CFMT Grantee: When disasters strike, Latinos rely on Conexión Américas

Founded in 2002, Conexión Américas builds a welcoming community and creates opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed. As the largest Latino-serving organization in Tennessee, each year its statewide organization assists more than 9,000 individuals and their families in their desire to start and expand businesses, pay taxes, ...
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CFMT Grantee: At This Putnam County School, Disaster Response Training Is Part of Curriculum

Founded in 1994, Heritage Academy is a self-supporting, coeducational, Seventh Day Adventist college-preparatory boarding high school located in Monterey, Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau in Putnam County. The small school has an active program integrating academic, vocational and spiritual education. Service is a very large part of its institutional fabric ...
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CFMT Grantee: Heart of the Cumberland

CFMT Grantee: In wake of tornado devastation and pandemic, Putnam County welcomes peer counseling

Heart of the Cumberland in Cookeville, Tennessee provides peer support groups to promote hope and healing to those on a journey through grief. Peer support groups are offered in the community as well as in Putnam County Schools. The organization received a $10,000 grant from the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response ...
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CFMT Grantee: In Wilson County, church congregations critical in tornado relief efforts

In 2012, a group of Christians set out to make sure nobody froze to death in Wilson County. God blessed that effort. Over the last five years, 34 churches from 16 traditions have contributed to a ministry that has provided 5,000 beds and 10,000 meals to over 400 friends. Along ...
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CFMT Disburses 8 New Tornado Relief Grants; More than $3.5M total to date

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces eight additional grants totaling $227,000 to area nonprofits and organizations helping victims affected by the deadly tornadoes of March 3. The Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund advisory committee approved the latest round of grants last week. The grant application is open and continuing ...
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To Nashville, With Love at Music Marathon Works

Despite All Obstacles, Our Music Industry Continues to Step Up for Relief, Rebuilding

The night of March 3, 2020, just 18 hours or so after devastating tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee, a typically Nashville thing happened at the subterranean nightclub on Eighth Avenue South called The Basement. As has been the case most every Tuesday night for many years, charismatic co-owner Mike “Grimey” ...
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CFMT Grantee : Broken Restored Redeemed Minitries

CFMT Grantee: Midstate nonprofit practices what it preaches in tornado-torn Lebanon, Hermitage communities

Broken Restored Redeemed Ministries (BRRM) is a nonprofit and is one of the largest faith-based housing homeless ministries that promotes rebuilding of our communities through our Housing Program Service FROM HOMELESS TO HOME OWNERSHIP by teaching accountability, responsibility and sustainability. Broken, Restored Redeemed, Ministries bridges the gap between society and ...
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CFMT Grantee: Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship

CFMT Grantee: Relief is coming to displaced beauty, barber shops along historic Jefferson Street corridor

The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) started as a deliberate direct action group, attacking social evils without subscribing to the formalities of structure or bureaucracy. They were anxious to get all the ministers of all denominations to come together for fellowship-discussion which would strengthen them for direct social action to unitedly, ...
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