APPLY FOR MARCH – MIDDLE TN TORNADO ASSISTANCE

As Middle Tennessee (early March) and Southeast TN (mid-April) recover from devastating tornado damage, we encourage you to consider donating to NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF). The RRF distributes 100% of all funds collected to disaster relief causes on an “as-needed” basis. Donate directly to the RRF HERE.

TORNADO RELIEF APPLICATION — MIDDLE TN (March) — *If your primary residence was affected by the tornados in Middle Tennessee in early March, you may apply for mortgage/rent assistance from NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF). The RRF will provide up to $1,000 to each qualified applicant, while funds remain available. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020, but do not delay. Please complete the form at THIS LINK and email the completed form to .

TORNADO RELIEF APPLICATION — HAMILTON & BRADLEY COUNTIES (April) — *If your primary residence was affected by the tornados in Southeast TN in April, you may apply for mortgage/rent assistance from NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF). The RRF will provide up to $1,000 to each qualified applicant, while funds remain available. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020, but do not delay. Please complete the form at THIS LINK and email the completed form to .

Find more disaster-relief resources on our website HERE.

Learn how to help in Mt. Juliet / Lebanon (via the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS®, EMTAR) HERE.

Learn how to help in Cookeville / Putnam County HERE.

The Tennessee chapter of the Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) is also providing relief efforts; learn more on the TNRRC’s Facebook page HERE.

Additional opportunities:

  1. Donate items through the Community Resource Center, particularly personal-hygiene items, bleach, trash bags, gloves, and box cutters. For more information, please contact Lindsey Turner at .
  2. To volunteer, see the form provided by Hands on Nashville. HON links volunteers with available opportunities and helps coordinate large-scale volunteer efforts.
  3. In Cookeville, meet at the old Hobby Lobby location on South Jefferson Street at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, to volunteer. Please send an email to the Mayor’s office to let them know what you can do and/or are willing to do. (Email:  / Phone: 931-520-5241)\

Here is a statement from 2020 President Hagan Stone released Tuesday morning: “We are all deeply saddened for those across Middle Tennessee who lost loved ones, homes and businesses overnight to the tornados. Our prayers are with everyone affected. The Tennessee REALTORS® family is strong, and we will band together to comfort and encourage our neighbors in the coming days.”