As with you, my mind and heart has been much consumed with Hurricane Katrina, the incomprehensible devastation and the desire to do something of consequence.
Aside from donating money and / or blood to the Red Cross immediately, in the greater Nashville area, here are a few things you can do to lend a hand:
I. Titans Stadium & Steve McNair Foundation Clothing and Goods Drive
Randy Wolcott, in conjunction with the Tennessee Titans Stadium & the SteveMcNair Foundation, is spearheading a relief effort for the victims ofHurricane Katrina. On Tuesday, September 6th, from 7:00am until 7:00pm there will be several trailers at the Titans Stadium that we hope to fillwith non-perishable food, clothing & other necessary items & deliver tothose so desperately in need.
As we have all seen, the devastation isimmense & the need for help is great. If you feel you would like to help out, please see the list below for suggestions on what you can donate to this relief effort. Please bring all items to the Titans Stadium on Tuesdaybetween 7:00am & 7:00pm.
Items Needed:Bedding – Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Sheets, Pillows, etc.
Clean Clothing – all sizes, including children's & infants
Baby Food, Formula, Diapers, etc.
Flashlights, Batteries & Battery Operated Lanterns
Personal Hygiene Items – Shampoo, Toothpaste, Soap etc.
Paper Products – Paper Towel, Plates, Toilet Paper, etc.
Non-Perishable Food Items & Water
II. Second Harvest Food Band of Middle Tennessee
Second Harvest Middle Tennessee, located in Nashville, needs volunteers to help box up food donations this weekend. There is also need for non perishable items like pop-top foods to fill boxes with. Please contact them ASAP. You can do so here:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: 615-329-3491Fax: 615-329-3988
III. Golf House Tennessee
Looking for a way to help? Here's one small way.
We are all devasted by the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Clothing is desperately needed for the thousands who have lost everything. Go through your closets and sort out the clothes you are not wearing, bag them, and bring to:
Golf House Tennessee
400 Franklin Rd. in Franklin
next Tuesday (9/6), Wednesday (9/7) and Thursday, September (9/8) between 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. - Outback Steakhouse's trucks will then transport the clothing to New Orleans or Baton Rouge.
The Tennessee Golf Foundation (a 501 c 3 corporation) will give you a receipt for your donation.
Contact: Bonnie Taggert
The Vinny Pro-Celebrity Invitational
400 Franklin Rd.
Franklin, TN 37069
Additionally, the Nashville Public Library has set up a page of resources here: