NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Mayor's Office Of Emergency Management and local organizations will have a donation drive this weekend to benefit storm victims.
OEM partnered with Tennessee Titans, Bridgestone-Firestone, Pallet Warehouse, Hands On Nashville and the Adventist Church
The drive will take place 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the east-side parking lots of LP Field.
Volunteers from Hands On Nashville and the Adventist Church will help collect donations.
The donations will be loaded onto pallets and transported in tractor trailer trucks.
Several Tennessee Titans players and cheerleaders will serve as celebrity volunteers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
"While Nashville was very lucky to have only suffered minimal damage from this week's storms, we certainly know what challenging times our neighboring counties face in the weeks ahead," Mayor Karl Dean said in a news release. "I'm calling on all of our citizens to give what they can to help the hundreds of families across our state now working to put their lives and their communities back together."
The following new or slightly used items have been requested for donation:
clean blankets and linens
wheelbarrows and tools such as hammers, rakes, shovels, chainsaws and other hardware.
Hands On Nashville is coordinating volunteer relief efforts out of Nashville.
More than 700 individuals have already offered to assist in Williamson, Sumner, Trousdale, and Macon counties.
"We have received overwhelming community response in just the past 48 hours, which positively speaks to Middle Tennessean's spirit and general willingness to help others in need," Hands On Nashville Executive Director Brian Williams said in a news release.