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Free meals, services, accommodations in Middle Tennessee for tornado victims

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 20:16:48-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Organizations and businesses are offering their services to people affected by Tuesday morning's storms.

  • The Mt. Juliet Church of Christ: supply boxes handed out containing non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene, and infant care.
  • We will provide these boxes at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ 1940 N Mt. Juliet Rd at the following times: Thursday (3/5) through Saturday (3/7) from 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm; Sunday (3/8) Noon - 3pm; Monday and Tuesday (3/9 and 3/10) from 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm.
  • Retrograde Coffee at 1305 Dickerson Pike is offering free drip coffee all week.
  • The Dive Motel at 1414 Dickerson Pike is offering coffee, Internet, power and in some cases a place to sleep.
  • Muscle Men Movers will move personal belongings free of charge. Contact 615-982-0108 or musclemenmovers@gmail.com
  • U-Haul is giving 30 days of free self-storage to residents. More information is available at the following locations: Hillwood Plaza, Fesslers Lane and Mt. Juliet.
  • Murfreesboro Pike Minis is making 151 storage units available at no cost at 987 Murfreesboro Pike.
  • Nashville Human Association is making supplies for pets available, including crates, food, blankets, leashes and collars. The shelter is located at 213 Oceola Avenue in West Nashville.
  • While You Are Away Pet Services is offering to house pets in Antioch while residents clean up.
  • Airbnb activates "Open Homes Program" in Benton, Caroll, Davidson, Putnam and Wilson Counties. Free rentals for people in affected communities as well as relief workers. Accommodations available through March 24. Existing hosts and anyone with free space can click here to offer their property for free.
  • Music City BMX is letting people ride for free on Sunday at 1 p.m. to give people something different to do. Donations made will be given to tornado relief organizations.
  • The Frist Art Museum is not charging admission through Friday to give people a place to decompress.
  • Planet Fitness is opening facilities for free. People can use the fitness centers, locker rooms and showers at 13 locations in Nashville, Cookeville, Goodlettsville, La Vergne, Mt. Juliet, Madison, Murfreesboro and Smyrna.
  • Bellhops moving company is offering tarps/plastic coverings, trash bags, plywood sheets, flashlights, batteries and bottled water at the Mcgruder Family Resource Center (2013 25th Ave North) on Thursday (3/5) starting at 10am. Bellhops is also offering discounts on moving services. Call 888-836-393 and use code NASHDR20.
  • Freeman Webb property management company offering short term leases for displaced tornado victims. Interested individuals should contact Freeman Webb through their website at www.freemanweb.com.
  • Comcast has opened its network of Xfinity WiFi hotspots at the following Nashville shelters: East High School, Centennial SportsPlex, Bridgestone Arena
  • T-Mobile offering community relief and free WiFi at 4015 Lebanon Pike Ste E in Hermitage and 650 S Jefferson Avenue Ste 106 in Cookeville.
  • A donation center will open Thursday (3/5) and Friday (3/6) at Jackson Plaza in Cookeville from 8am - 5pm to assist tornado victims.
  • Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church (2708 Jefferson St) is accepting and distributing donations of toiletries, diapers, clothing, towels, and bottled water.
  • The Buchanan Log House in Donelson (2910 Elm Hill Pike) is being offered as a charging station
  • Kingdom Cafe (2610 Jefferson Street) is accepting donations and providing items for storm victims.
  • Select Planet Fitness locations are welcoming anyone in impacted neighborhoods to utilize the amenities free of charge, including access to shower facilities*, fitness equipment, massage chairs, electrical outlets and more. Hours vary by location.
  • Asurion and uBreakiFix are partnering with the Red Cross to provide free charging stations through Sunday at Red Cross shelters throughout East Nashville, North Nashville, and Lebanon.

There is also free food available for storm victims, first responders and volunteers.

  • Waffle House is providing free meals at Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church through Friday.
  • The Donelson Fellowship is opening at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Bring chainsaws, gloves, etc. to help with debris cleanup and get a free barbecue meal.
  • Shoney's by Nissan Stadium is open for a free dinner for first responders starting at 8 p.m. Dinner will be served Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
  • East High School is serving food from 9:30 to 4:30. The Red Cross is also there.