Nashville flood relief - Where to donate and how to volunteer

In this episode of Tuesday Morning Coffee Murfreesboro real estate agent John Jones covers the Nashville flood relief efforts as well as Rutherford County flood relief efforts and some of the organizations that are taking donations of time and/or money to assist those effected by the flooding. Please take a moment to see what you can do to help aid the victims of the flood and assist in the relief effort.

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Transcript

JOHN:  Hey, guys.  John Jones here with another edition of Tuesday Morning Coffee.  Guys, today with we’re going to talk about the devastation we just experienced in Middle Tennessee.  And I’m encouraging each and every one of you, or each one of us, to do something to help those people that were affected by the flood.  FEMA aid will average about $3,400 per victim.  There was over 1.5 billion in damage estimated just in Nashville alone, so this money is not going to go that far. 

And as you know, a lot of people did not have flood insurance.  If you ask, “How can I help,” I’m going to give you some different opportunities today to help. One place is the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  Visit www.CFMT.org to donate.  Hands On Nashville.  If you’re looking for a place to just go get your hands dirty and help people, which there’s no better feeling in the world, no better joy you receive than helping someone who needs it, Hands On Nashville, www.HON.org. They have a great system on the website where you can sign up, times, everything, where to show up, and how you can help. 

A great concert is coming up called Nashville Rising.  And that is going to be on June 22 at the Bridgestone Arena.  Go to www.NashvilleRising.org for more info.  Tickets will be $25 to $75 dollars.  There’s going to be Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, LeAnn Rimes, unbelievable talent.  That’s another way that you can be entertained but also help in the efforts in Middle Tennessee.

United Way of Rutherford County is accepting donations of food, water, and clothing— www.UWRutherford.org

The Red Cross of Nashville is accepting donations at www.NashvilleRedCross.org.  Also, Music City Keep on Playin’ is a telethon that’s going to be May 16, this Sunday night from 7 to 9 pm on GAC.  And there’s another way you can call in and donate money.  But guys, all of us need to do something. 

We can also text to the Red Cross, and I’ve already done this.  This is a real simple thing all of us can do.  Ten bucks will go straight off your cell phone bill. All you have to do is text “Red Cross.”  Put that in your text and text it to 90999 to give ten bucks.  If we all just do that in Middle Tennessee, I mean, that would be a ton of money for those folks.  

We’ve all got to help.  We’ve all got to do our part.  Thank you for listening.  And once again, I encourage you to hit one of these sites and to do something.  Thank you.