NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Titans Foundation has announced a $1 million donation to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee following this week's deadly tornadoes.
"We are so encouraged about the amount of charity people have shown in the aftermath of Monday night's tragedy," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said. "As leaders in the community, we want to lend our help to this cause of healing and rebuilding. Together we will help our neighbors through this long and difficult process. We are hopeful that others will join us in supporting this effort any way they can."
The foundation will use provide donations received non-profits throughout the region that benefit those in need of immediate and long-term aid. Among the non-profits anticipated to receive aid through the donation include Hands On Nashville, Westminster Home Connection, Family and Children's Service, the Community Resource Center, Crossroads Campus and many more.
The Titans have also partnered with Hands on Nashville to encourage volunteer efforts. Titans players, staff and their families will volunteer in Middle Tennessee on Friday, March 6.
In addition to the Titans donation, the NFL Foundation is donating an additional $250,000.
This is just a few of the several donations from the sports world. The Minnesota Wild and their owners each pledged $25,000 to the relief efforts, and the NHL pledged to match the $50,000. The Nashville Predators played the Wild in Minnesota on Tuesday night, the night of the storms. In addition, the Preds have announced that The Preds & Threads Fashion Show on March 17 will now benefit the Middle Tennessee tornado relief efforts. The Preds Alumi have also announced a $20,000 donation.