'Restore the dream' fund created to raise money for Christmas bombing victims

Posted at 1:15 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 14:25:24-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mayor John Cooper's office and the United Way have launched the "Restore the Dream Fund" to raise money for those impacted by the bombing on Christmas Day.

The funds will be used to help individuals and families meet their basic needs during this time. This also includes employees who are out of work due to the blast and residents whose homes were destroyed.

The United Way said donations will go to local nonprofit organizations that will work with affected individuals to provide assistance.

"This explosion is yet another devastating incident in an already incredibly tough year for our community," said Brian Hassett, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Nashville. "People have lost their homes, employees are out of work and we want to be there—to help support them however we can.”

If you're interested in contributing to the fund, United Way will accept donations on its website by clicking here or by texting "RESTORE 20" to 41444.

Those who were affected by the explosion and need immediate assistance can call United Way at 211 or visit