Nashville Community Resource Center to provide 'nearly 400' free COVID-19 relief kits Sunday

Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 13:29:28-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Community Resource Center has announced it will provide nearly 400 COVID-19 relief kits this upcoming weekend.

From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, as long as supplies last, the relief kits will be given away via a touchless, drive-through pickup at the Community Resource Center, located at 218 Omohundro Place. Relief kits are limited to one per family, and recipients must show a valid Davidson County photo ID.

The relief kits are comprised of two rolls of toilet paper, one roll of paper towels, cleaning supplies, a pair of gloves, four toothbrushes, a tube of toothpaste, four deodorant sticks, a bottle of shampoo, two bars of soap, trash bags and a sponge.

The Community Resource Center is still in need of new N95 respirator masks, vinyl and latex gloves, personal protection equipment, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and baby items, such as formula, diapers, wipes, pacifiers and bottles.

"The outpouring of volunteers, along with charitable monetary donations from businesses and other nonprofits has strengthened our relief efforts now more than ever," said Tina Dongier, executive director of the Community Resource Center.

Monetary donations are accepted at the Community Resource Center warehouse on Omohundro Place, online at the Resource Center website or via Venmo (@CRCNashville). Potential volunteers can sign up on Hands On Nashville's volunteer opportunities page.

The relief kits were made possible with donations from the Frist Foundation, as well as United Way of Greater Nashville, Bank of America and Tito's Handmade Vodka.