NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The explosion on Christmas morning in the heart of downtown Nashville not only destroyed hundreds of homes but dozens also lost their livelihoods. One non-profit is doing its part to get people back on their feet.
The Community Resource Center is helping them do that by providing the victims of this blast with short- and long-term relief. A drive-thru event is being held until 3 p.m. to give out kits with essentials like cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and diapers.
They're also teaming up with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, who will supply boxes of food. In addition to that, there's also going to be gift cards from the Salvation Army, along with access to long term services.
The Community Resource Center held a similar event on New Year's Day. They want to make sure they help every person in any way possible, so that's why they added this second event.
“You'll see volunteers talking to every car, and they're letting them know how to get into case management, how we will walk with them over a long-term process to make sure we find jobs, resources, funding, any of those things that might be needed by the survivor families,” said Tina Doniger, Executive Director, Community Resource Center.
The event is only for those who lost their homes in the blast or were an employee of one of the more than 40 businesses destroyed.