Over 24 hours later, and it is still hard to fathom the amount of destruction that Monday night/Tuesday morning’s tornado did.

  • At least 24 dead
  • 38 still missing in Putnam County
  • A State of Emergency is in effect
  • President Trump to visit Friday
  • 1,000s still without electric
  • Putnam County suffered the most deaths. Children are said to be among the victims.

By Tuesday morning, the resilience of a community that has seen a tornado in ’98 basically follow the same path, and a 100 year flood in 2010, rose up…surveyed the damage…and went to work.

The power of social media and the internet to do good showed immediately. Go Fund Me s and Community clean up pages were kicking in by noon. Restaurants gathered in trucks and opened doors to help feed those in need. The Nashville Predators served those in need for lunch at Bridgestone.

A community mourns, but, they know how to heal. One day at a time. Mother Nature, whose swift finger brought the destruction, now blesses the area with mostly sunny skies after some A.M. showers this morning for the next few days.

Many outlying communities , most in other states, are bringing supplies for those in need.

If you would like to help, many could use your help. Here are some options:

The Community Resource Center is also accepting donations, specifically personal hygiene items, bleach, trash bags, gloves and box cutters. Hands On Nashville is also accepting volunteers. You can sign up by clicking this link.

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon counties is offering a giving opportunity by clicking here. Donations may also be made by texting RELIEF2020 to 41444 to give via mobile. They say 100% of funds will support relief efforts.

Mt. Juliet residents who are interested in volunteering with cleanup efforts can register online by clicking here.
Officials set up an email account, helpnow@putnamcountytn.gov, for volunteers to sign up to help with cleanup and relief efforts in coming days.
Especially hard hit are those that work in the restaurant industry as jobs and homes were lost. Those working for tips have seen their cash flow immediately cut off. Many restaurants in the Germantown area were destroyed. A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help out. $18,000+ has already been collected

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