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Friday, September 02, 2005

4:38 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Katrina Relief Assistance from Metro

Nashville is helping refugees of the Hurricane Katrina with shelter, food, donations and services.

2-1-1, the community services help line, can provide information about services.

The Nashville Area Red Cross http://www.nashvilleredcross.org/ is setting up a service center at its offices at 2201 Charlotte Ave. The center will be open during the Labor Day Weekend on Saturday from 7 am - 3 pm, Sunday 9 am - 1 pm, and Monday 7 am - 1 pm.

The Red Cross is also providing shelters for refugees. The first Davidson County shelter is located at Crievewood Baptist Church, 480 Hogan Road, Nashville. The shelter opened its doors at 2:00 p.m. today

The Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.nashvillecvb.com/ provides information about discount lodging rates. The CVB also has information about Nashville area attractions that are providing free admission for evacuees from the coastal regions.

Metro Nashville Public Schools http://www.mnps.org/ are enrolling students who have come to Nashville to seek refuge.

Several Nashville organizations are providing assistance to evacuees and are accepting donations.

Metro Parks and Recreation Department http://www.nashville.gov/parks/ will be accepting food donations during the Music City Jazz, Blues and Heritage Festival at Riverfront Park on Saturday and Sunday, and at the Live Along the Lake festival at Centennial Park on Monday.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

http://www.secondharvestnashville.org/ is accepting donations of foo for evacuees.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

http://www.cfmt.org/katrina.htm is accepting donations for the victims of Katrina.

The Office of Emergency Management http://www.nashville.gov/oem/ is coordinating work crews interested in providing disaster relief assistance to the coastal region with request from agencies in the affected areas.

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