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Nashville Community Bands Together

March 4, 2020

Nashville communities are banding together to clean up and rebuild after a tornado touched down in middle Tennessee early Tuesday morning. As of today, 24 people are confirmed dead and 22 people are still missing.

After the disaster, homes and businesses are undoubtedly still feeling the affect of the storm, leaving many people displaced. In an effort to get back to normal life, Nashville neighbors are banding together to clean up the streets of Germantown; one of the areas in Nashville that fell victim to the storm forced winds.

The emotions felt walking around Germantown were very mixed. Streets were closed off and there wasn’t the typical hustle and bustle of people walking to get coffee or driving in to get to work. Germantown felt very much like a ghost town and the spirits of the people seen were low. Understandably, as I didn’t personally go through this, it was hard for me to fully grasp how the local hearts were feeling until I saw a group gathered around their destroyed apartment looking for answers.

Many of the homes and businesses in the area were deemed condemned, meaning all of the residents living there had to leave. Thankfully businesses like the Red Cross and airbnb are offering places to stay for those in need during this time. Local churches and community groups are offering free meals, blankets, and portable showers.

If you’re looking for a way to help, visit Nashville Scene here.

Moving companies like Move On are helping businesses like redpepper prepare for a short term displacement. | by Kéra Holzinger
An employee of redpepper talks on the phone in front of an AC unit that was thrown from the roof. | by Kéra Holzinger
An employee of redpepper talks on the phone while movers with high spirits pack up a moving truck with chairs. | by Kéra Holzinger
Locals assess the damage felt in the Nashville neighborhood, Germantown. | by Kéra Holzinger
An AC unit lies damaged on the ground after being thrown from the roof. | by Kéra Holzinger
Geist, a local Germantown restaurant, feels the effects of the tornado. | by Kéra Holzinger
Geist, a local Germantown restaurant, feels the effects of the tornado. | by Kéra Holzinger
Neighbors, a local Germantown restaurant, gets assessed. | by Kéra Holzinger
A local apartment building feels the effects of the tornado. | by Kéra Holzinger
A local apartment building feels the effects of the tornado. | by Kéra Holzinger
Residents of Germantown assess the damage to their homes. | by Kéra Holzinger
A property manager explains to residents how the insurance company is working their claim. | by Kéra Holzinger
A man carries his dog on the streets of Germantown so it can avoid stepping on rubble. | by Kéra Holzinger
A woman cleans up the street in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. | by Kéra Holzinger
A woman sweeps rubble to the side of the street in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. | by Kéra Holzinger
Two women sweep rubble to the side of the street in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. | by Kéra Holzinger
A woman cleans up the street in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. | by Kéra Holzinger
The iconic cookie of Nashville, Christie Cookie Co, undergoes cleanup in the aftermath of the tornado. | by Kéra Holzinger
A woman volunteer rests before beginning her cleanup efforts again. | by Kéra Holzinger
A woman volunteer takes a moment to reflect on the aftermath the tornado has caused. | by Kéra Holzinger
An electric pole hangs by a thread in the street of Germantown. | by Kéra Holzinger
A police officer directs traffic in Germantown. | by Kéra Holzinger
Residents and homeless alike are being handed blankets and food during the aftermath of the storm. | by Kéra Holzinger
Onlookers peruse the streets of Germantown to assess the damage. | by Kéra Holzinger
Construction workers are at work boarding up windows. | by Kéra Holzinger
Building workers clean up loose debris from smashed windows. | by Kéra Holzinger
A local mechanic shop takes new shape with half of it’s building now gone. | by Kéra Holzinger
A classic car feels the effects of the Tornado. | by Kéra Holzinger
Construction workers walk in the middle of the ghost town streets in Germantown. | by Kéra Holzinger
CEO of redpepper, Tim McMullen, lifts his teams spirits during the aftermath of the storm. | by Kéra Holzinger

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  1. Frances Holzinger

    March 4th, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    beautiful job Kera. You captured it all.

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