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Volunteers still going strong amid COVID-19 shutdown

Posted at 7:00 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 20:00:41-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Volunteers are still working to aid both the elderly during the COVID-19 shutdown and to help people recover from the March 3 tornado.

Hands On Nashville has listing of volunteer opportunities on their website that range from packing boxes of essentials to volunteering in North Nashville.

There's a temporary headquarters in the neighborhood for people to get food five times a day. Project Connect Nashville is accepting volunteers there to help take food to the elderly or to those who can't get it themselves.

"We would love to have people still volunteer. We're practicing safe distancing, ultra cleanliness conditions in our kitchen," said Laura Ingram, Location Manager for Project Connect Nashville.

The site opened up in response to the tornado, but volunteers are helping with all kinds of need there.

"We found after canvassing the neighborhood after the storm, there were just so many elderly, disabled, maybe even prior to the storm having trouble getting out of the house," said Ingram. "Then after, for sure, cars being damaged, homes being damaged. They can't run out for lunch and errands and what not."

At the Community Resource Center, volunteers were packing boxes of essentials for people who have compromised immune systems and the elderly who are quarantining from the coronavirus.

Hands on Nashville will only allow 10 people to volunteer per shift right now.