Updates On Tornado Recovery and Stories of Our Grantees

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CFMT Grantee: ‘It Takes a Village, and a Village Nashville was’

UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and Hands on Nashville's director of communications, Lindsey Turner. Founded in 1991 by Hal Cato, Hands On Nashville’s mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. Today, HON connects thousands of volunteers of all ...
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CFMT Announces 4 Additional Tornado Recovery Grants; $3.7M total to date

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 ...
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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

UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and Neighbor 2 Neighbor's executive director, Jim Hawk. 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 ...
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CFMT Grantee: Farm’s counseling work remains vital to Wilson County tornado recovery efforts

UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and Lantern Lane Farm's (LLF) director of engagement, Holly Griffith. 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 ...
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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: 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: In wake of tornado devastation and pandemic, Putnam County welcomes peer counseling

UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and Heart of the Cumberland's executive director, Tammy Wilson. 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 ...
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CFMT Grantee: In Wilson County, church congregations critical in tornado relief efforts

UPDATED 03/01: The following story includes original reporting, as well as updated information provided by CFMT and Compassionate Hands' coordinator of Renewal, Leslie Williams. 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 ...
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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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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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