More Than 100 Served During Tornado Relief Community Event

Feb 12, 2024 | Blog

Hands On Nashville and the Nashville VOAD teamed up to make a powerful impact in our community by hosting a relief event for the survivors of the December 9 tornadoes. As families arrived, they were greeted with open arms and a warm meal thanks to the incredible efforts of the Nashville Food Project. But the generosity did not stop there – donation pick-ups were also available, providing essential items like shoes, diapers and pet food to those in need. Guests were also able to request assistance through FEMA and Charity Tracker as well as inquire about legal assistance through the Tennessee Immigrant Refugee Rights Coalition.

In total, more than 100 individuals were served during the community event through the community coming together with:

  • 7 Volunteers
  • 53 Representatives from 16 non-profits
  • 1 Metro Agency
  • 2 Federal Agencies.


“I loved seeing how many organizations came together to help tornado survivors.”

Cesar Ortega

Hands On Nashville , Media Coordinator


“I really enjoy using my Spanish skillset to help the Hispanic community as I know how challenging it can be for them to seek help and receive resources because of the language barrier. Thank you, Nashville VOAD, for hosting this resource event and making the recovery process more accessible.”

Need help from Dec. 9th storms and live in Davidson County? Request assistance here.


Follow VOAD on Instagram @nashvillevoad for updates on long-term recovery.