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  • Writer's pictureTee Wilson

Update: Views from the North - March 12, 2020

Gideon's Army will soon launch a long term disaster recovery program for the North Nashville community.The Rebuild North Nashville Program will use the restorative justice model to provide individuals and families with financial assistance, support services, and comprehensive case management. Residents of North Nashville who have been impacted by the tornado and would like to apply for assistance should submit a needs assessment form which can be found here. We are no longer accepting donated goods of any kind until further notice. We were overwhelmed by the show of support and collected over 25,000 goods in the past 9 days. Nashville, we thank you. If you are still in need of goods, we will deliver them to you. Please complete an immediate needs assessment form here.

We have created a funding campaign specifically for long term disaster recovery in North Nashville - didn't get a chance to volunteer or donate yet? Now is your chance:

EXISTING SNAP RECIPIENTS: Deadline to apply for replacement Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is Friday, March 13. if you suffered losses from the severe weather on March 3. Visit one of the 3 Metro Disaster Assistance Centers for more information. Three mobile American Job Centers are open this week at the Metro Disaster Assistance Centers as well. Workers whose place of employment was impacted by the tornado can visit the mobile job centers to file for unemployment or Disaster Unemployment Assistance - locations are below.


Hermitage Community Center 3720 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, 37076

North Nashville/Germantown

Hadley Park Community Center 1037 28th Avenue North, Nashville, 37208

East Nashville

East Park Community Center 600 Woodland Street, Nashville, 37206

The centers will operate every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you have a business that was affected by the tornado, join the Nashville Entrepreneur Center today for an Open House from 5 to 8 PM. This informative gathering will focus on education and tools available to aid recovery from the economic impact of the tornado. Available business loans, FEMA assistance, and the insurance claims process will be explored.

Hosted the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor's Office - Economic and Community Development, Pathway Lending, U.S Small Business Administration, and the

Nashville Entrepreneur Center. RSVP:

In the midst of aftermath of the tornado, Nashville really hasn't had time to dwell on the novel corona virus. However, that is not to say this is not something we shouldn't take seriously. The health and safety of our community is always at the forefront of our priorities. For more information on the current status of the virus in Nashville and how to prepare and protect your family - visit:

Lastly, we will soon be sending out our first "Views from the North" Gideon's Army Newsletter. Be sure to subscribe. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please click the volunteer link above and sign up! We will be holding new volunteer orientation and training in the spring.

Until the next update! Take care of yourselves and each other.

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