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Opportunities to Help the Nashville Community

Mar 5, 2020
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Many people in the Owen community have asked how they can serve Nashville in the wake of the disastrous tornados that passed through Middle Tennessee. We want to support the coordinated efforts of the Nashville Mayor’s office and point our community to organizations we partner with and support.

Owen Board Fellows serve on organizations who welcome the help and support from the Owen community. Below is information from those organizations: 

Community Foundation for Middle Tennessee (CFMT)

CFMT has activated the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits by helping victims address their ongoing needs.

What can you do? 

Hands on Nashville (HON)

HON is collecting contact information from those who would like to volunteer to help in the recovery and cleanup. They will share more details about specific volunteer opportunities as the city determines its needs.

What can you do?

  • Sign up to serve with Hands on Nashville at to make sure you receive the information.
  • Check out more on their volunteer calendar at

Second Harvest 

Second Harvest is coordinating with the Red Cross and OEM to identify additional food resource needs at area shelters and to. provide ongoing support for those displaced by the storm. They are also providing meals to six senior tower locations in partnership with MDHA. They’ll need extra volunteers to build emergency food boxes and take on other disaster relief tasks.

What can you do?

In addition to these opportunities, the Community Resource Center (CRC) is accepting donations at their primary location at 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210.  Needs will evolve as the clean-up efforts continue and they are updating their list of needed donations on their Facebook page.

Finally, 100% Owen is working on service and fundraising efforts. They will communicate with faculty, staff, and students as the plans are solidified.

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