Local Businesses Supporting Relief Efforts
March 5, 2020 / Share:
We’re absolutely devastated for our city. Our team is safe and we’re ready to support our entrepreneur community. This week we’ve opened up our coworking space to businesses impacted by the storms – and extended our hours from 7am-5pm. We have free wifi, free parking, plenty of space, and friendly, welcoming faces!
Rebuilding takes time, so we’re working with the Mayor’s Office and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce to identify local businesses that have been impacted by the storms (more info on that here). We also wanted to highlight local businesses that are giving back and supporting relief efforts. Check out the full list below – and if you know of anybody else leave a comment!
Grilled Cheeserie: Giving out free sandwiches by hunters station for those affected by the storm.
Hunters Station: Providing food and water.
Only One Tailoring: Accepting donations through Friday. Asking specifically for Toiletries, baby food, diapers, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, snacks, water, dog/cat food, canned goods, trash bags, and boxed food. They are also offering their bathroom, shirts, and jeans, they will patch holes in clothing and are willing to provide suits for men to borrow to use at a funeral.
BMW of Nashville: (both locations) is collecting items that are needed by individuals who have been displaced by the tornados. They are coordinating with local relief organizations to get the items to those that need it as soon as possible.
Cyclebar Music City: Will be hosting three very special rides benefiting those affected by the tornadoes, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to @communityfoundationmidtn so that funds will get to those in need in our area quickly. These rides will offer you a space to support and honor those in need in our community while celebrating all that we have to be grateful for as Nashvillians. Donation levels range from $25-$100, and these classes can be booked through our website or the Ride CycleBar app. They also will be collecting donations in each studio during the month of March to be delivered to @2harvestmidtn and @crcnashville as appropriate.Class times are:
CBTG: Sun 3/8 @ 12:30 pm w/ Rose
CBWN: Sat 3/7 @ 12:00 pm w/ Ali
CBMF: Sun 3/8 @ 1:30 pm w/ Morgan
The Nashville Symphony: Is collecting donated items for two remarkable organizations serving our neighbors in need: Gideon’s Army and Community Resource Center. Please bring your donated items to the box office during regular business hours (10 am-6 pm Monday-Friday; noon-4 pm Saturday), or you can drop off items in our Main Lobby if you are attending a concert this weekend.
Sump Coffee: All proceeds from batch brew coffee will be donated to USBG Nashville.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que: Will be serving free BBQ sandwiches in front of their East Nashville location starting at 11:00 am (as of Wednesday – see Instagram for daily updates).
Nashville Humane Association: Is offering emergency shelter, supplies and resources, lost and found efforts, and transport needs.
Supplies and Resources – If you are a pet-owner and have any need based on the storm, we have resources at Nashville Humane for you, from food, to collars, to leashes, to treats, blankets and toys. The shelter is located at 213 Oceola Ave. If you are unable to get to NHA, please contact Alexandra at email@example.com or by calling 615-933-9809.
Donations – Ours and MACC’s greatest need as far as donation is dog and cat food. Wet or dry, dog or cat, but please know donations need to be sealed packages. We are located at 213 Oceola Ave in West Nashville. MACC is located at 5125 Harding Place, near Harding and I24. Beyond food, collars and leashes are the next greatest need. If you’d like to make a financial contribution, you can do so here: give.classy.org/nhadonate
Airbnb: Is offering temporary housing in the Nashville area free of charge to accommodate victims displaced by the recent tornado and relief workers. Airbnb’s Open Homes program is available through March 24 in Nashville and surrounding areas including Benton, Caroll, Davidson, Wilson, Putnam, and Gibson Counties. Almost anyone can also sign up to be an Open Homes host.
VCA Animal Hospitals of Tennessee: Offering FREE BOARDING for tornado-impacted families, so all pets have a safe and caring place to stay, while their owners deal with the emergency situation. VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital included.
Boulevard Record Shop: Is having a tornado relief benefit concert on Thursday, March 5th at 7pm. Entry is a $5 donation, but they are also accepting donations of larger amounts and or other items.
Nashville Tennessee Store: Is donating 100% of all profit from shirts sold for the month of march to nonprofits working to provide assistance to tornado victims including the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for Disaster Relief.
Baked on 8th: Is donating all of their profits this month to Hands on Nashville, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and The Community Resource Center.
Nicolettos Pasta: Is doing a pasta bowl and sandwich box pick up today. They are asking people to show up at their kitchen and pick up boxed dinners and lunches and for you to take them to anyone in the community that might need them.
Nashville Sounds and Crosspoint Church: Are giving out food and water at First Horizon Park.
Smokers Abbey: Will be donating 50% of all beer sales to Gideon’s army to help tornado relief.
8th and Roast: (8th and Charlotte locations) are accepting cash or card donations to help hospitality workers that have lost their jobs.
Waffle House: Has food trucks handing out meals placed at Lebanon Pike and Jackson Downs Dr in Hermitage.
Apple and Oak: Is selling wine glasses and are donating 100% of the proceeds to tornado relief.
Project 615: Selling a campaign tee designed to benefit those experiencing loss from the tornado that stormed through Nashville on March 3, 2020. All profits will go to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund by the Community Foundation of Middle TN to aid in disaster relief. They are also accepting donations at their West Nashville location to deliver to the Community Resource Center.