Harvey: The time to give is now.

Harvey: The time to give is now.

Group News posted in on 30 August 2017| comments
audience: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee | last updated: 30 August 2017
As the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, the National Weather Service issued a dire warning: “This event is unprecedented,” and “Beyond anything experienced”…
Such has indeed been the case, as rainfall has been measured by feet, not inches, and the flooding disaster has left death and destruction across East Texas and beyond.
The Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund has been established by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help in what will be an extensive, ongoing relief effort.
Grants from the Fund will be made to nonprofits providing assistance both immediate and long term, and 100% of donations made will go directly toward recovery efforts.


“At The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, we believe that if we CAN help we SHOULD help — and so for the past 26 years we have provided ways to make giving to disaster response easy for both the donor and the recipients,” says Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation.
Lehman continues, “In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we are doing just that. We are making sure that people can give comfortably and conveniently and that 100% of the money gets to the nonprofits in the affected area. We’ve been there … we know firsthand that the recovery from Harvey will be long, difficult and complex. … We want to help!”
We, in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, understand so well the trauma of flood. In 2010, we had 13.57 inches of rainfall over 36 hours. Texas is looking at what could be several more days of torrential rain and upwards of 50 inches of rain before the storm ends.
Those of us who have lived in Middle Tennessee for a while still remember so vividly our own recovery from our 2010 Flood. We remember how much the kindness of strangers from across the world meant to us. We recognize oh-so-well the challenges disasters bring. The layers of need for every disaster unfold differently, but unfold they do.

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