Following the aftermath of the March 3, 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes, we’ve witnessed the Nashville community, and surrounding areas, come together in many beautiful ways – emergency responders working day and night, helping hands cleaning neighborhoods, people raising money for those affected, businesses offering free goods and services, and more, plus now Airbnb is offering free housing accommodations to those displaced by the tornadoes.
If you’ve been displaced or are helping with relief efforts, you can book free accommodations between March 3, 2020 and March 24, 2020. In the aftermath of a disaster, people use Airbnb’s Open Homes Program to offer free, temporary housing to those who need it. This includes relief workers, neighbors who’ve had to evacuate, and others impacted by the event.
If you need accommodations, or are interested in offering your home to help those in need, see all the details on Airbnb’s website here.
Also, if your property was affected by the tornados in Middle Tennessee on March 2-3, you may apply for mortgage/rent assistance from the National Association of REALTORS® via the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF). You do not need to be a REALTOR® to apply. The RRF will provide up to $1,000 to each qualified applicant while funds remain available. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020, but do not delay. Please complete the form by clicking this link, and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other ways to serve, if you’re interested and able:
- To Donate Money to tornado recovery efforts, visit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, The United Way, or GoFundMe.
- To Donate Items — in particular cleaning supplies, including trash bags, work gloves, bleach, cleansers; personal hygiene items, including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, diapers, baby clothes, socks — drop off or mail to the Community Resource Center at 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210.
- Non-Perishable Food Items may be dropped off at Second Harvest Food Bank, located at 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228.
- To get involved with Volunteer Work Efforts, visit Hands On Nashville.
Learn more, and get involved here.