As Nashville deals with the aftermath of a deadly tornado, Trevecca encourages students, faculty and staff to find ways to encourage, serve and assist those affected. Here are three ways you can get involved.

1. Pray. Countless families and neighborhoods were affected by last night’s tornado. As the city recovers, pray for those who have suffered devastating loss. Lift up first responders and city officials as they seek to mobilize the Nashville community and make important decisions that will provide resources for those who have lost so much. Pray especially for how you can personally get involved and ask God to lead you by His Spirit.

2. Give. While first responders and other officials are currently still assessing the damage, there are many ways you can get involved now.

  • American Red Cross
    The American Red Cross has a long history of providing assistance to disaster victims around the world and is the lead community agency responsible for sheltering and mass care services in Nashville. The Nashville Chapter American Red Cross will help identify and provide damage and needs assessment for disaster victims, and ensure that they have food, clothing, water, medications and other basic essentials.
  • Nazarene Disaster Response
    The disaster relief agency is collecting a variety of items to help those impacted by the disaster. These include Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes gift cards, non-perishable food items, water, commercial push brooms, square-head shovels, heavy-duty trash bags, gloves, plastic totes with lids, power tools, chain saws, generators, wheelbarrows, heavy-duty rakes. The agency is also looking at staging areas as well as teams to set up and serve meals, distribute gift cards, cleaning supplies and to help with clean-up. Items can be dropped off at Trevecca Community Church, 335 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN, 37210.
  • The Salvation Army
    The Salvation Army has a long-standing history of ministering to children and families in Nashville and would provide fixed and mobile feeding sites, clothing, bedding, lodging and other emergency aid to victims if a disaster strikes. Also, the agency would provide casework and financial counseling services to families.

3. Serve. Trevecca loves Nashville! We encourage all in the Trevecca community to get involved in helping our city recover from the devastation the tornado has caused.

  • Hands on Nashville
    During disasters, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management relies on Hands-On Nashville to connect volunteers with people and agencies that need help. We encourage you to sign up now so you can serve as opportunities become available.
  • Nazarene Disaster Response
    In the coming days, the agency will be looking for volunteers to work in staging areas as well as teams to set up and serve meals, distribute gift cards, cleaning supplies and to help with clean-up.
  • The Salvation Army
    The Salvation Army will also need volunteers for as service opportunities become available.

To our local community, if you would like to get involved in relief efforts surrounding the recent tornado devastation through Nashville, please fill out the form below to connect with a relief effort organizer.