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Hotline created, grants deployed for March 3 tornado victims

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Posted at 9:15 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 22:15:16-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee created a hotline for Davidson County tornado victims. It also announced new grant money being given to organizations helping the victims of the deadly March 3 tornadoes.

Anyone experiencing an unmet need as a result of the tornado was encouraged to call the Tornado Recovery Connection at 615-270-9255.

The line will be open 24/7, and unanswered calls will be returned within 24 hours. Translation services are available for non-English-speaking residents. The line was created with the help of the newly formed Long Term Recovery Group.

Tornado victims will also be helped by five additional grants totaling $90,800. The Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund advisory committee approved the latest round of grants last week.

To date, 98 grants to 88 organizations have been deployed from the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, totaling nearly $3.1 million ($3,099,900). For more information, go to www.tornadoresponse.com [tornadoresponse.com].