Giving Tuesday: NewsChannel 5 partners with Generous to help those impacted by COVID-19

Posted at 5:15 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 21:08:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — It’s not the holiday season but that doesn't mean people can't be charitable. May 5 is Giving Tuesday; organizers pushed the date to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

And NewsChannel 5 is partnering with the Nashville-based, online giving platform Generous to spread some hope.

Our COVID-19 Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund will help fund the following six local nonprofits:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank: Fighting hunger across 46 Middle and West Tennessee counties
  • FiftyForward: A Meals on Wheels program providing home delivery of high-quality meals to adults 50 and older
  • Salvation Army: Offering short-term financial help to pay for rent, housing and utilities of those out of work due to the coronavirus
  • MusiCares Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund: Providing services to assist with financial, medical and personal emergencies for music creators and professionals affected by canceled shows
  • Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center: Treating minor medical problems and providing affordable primary care services
  • Shade Tree Clinic: Offering care to Nashville’s uninsured population and staffed by Vanderbilt University Medical School students

“With COVID-19, it’s really overwhelming for so many of us, especially folks in Nashville. We got hit with a terrible tornado before COVID-19 really spun up and started to impact our lives,” said Kelly with Generous.

They're focusing on five different needs in the community.

"It really is a crisis that is affecting people in so many different ways," said Kelly.

Generous has helped raise more than $10,000 and hopes to double it by Tuesday. To learn more and donate click here.