How to Help with Response and Recovery of Historic Downtown Nashville


Many of our members have reached out to help businesses, residents and employees impacted by the destruction of 2nd Avenue and historic downtown Nashville. Approximately 45 businesses have been directly impacted by the bombing on 2nd Avenue, representing about 1,200 employees. The Chamber, along with other partners, are working to connect people impacted by job loss due to the explosion to potential employers.

If you have jobs that may be suitable for displaced employees or know of a company that does, please fill out the form below and we’ll add you to an internal database. You may also share other resources or support you’d be willing to provide.

Interest Form – Support for Victims of Christmas Day Bombing

Additional resources, information and opportunities to help:

  • Businesses and employees who have been directly impacted can visit the Chamber’s webpage at stronger.nashvillechamber.com to find employment opportunities and other resources.
  • The Nashville Downtown Partnership has set up a page to keep downtown residents and business owners up to date on information and services.
  • All requests to Metro Government should be sent through hubNashville.
  • If you are interested in providing financial assistance to affected businesses, residents and employees, several organizations are raising funds. Below is a list of those we are aware of:
    • United Way of Greater Nashville has set up a Restore the Dream fund for long-term disaster recovery support.
    • The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and NewsChannel5 have established the Nashville Neighbors Fund which will provide grants to nonprofits to support immediate and long-term needs arising from the bombing.
    • The Community Resource Center is providing immediate assistance through food and essential item donations.
    • The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is collecting donations to be used for gift cards for impacted residents, businesses and their employees.
  • Those interested in volunteering should sign up for opportunities through Hands On Nashville at hon.org.

We have long been a community where businesses and neighbors rise up to help each other in times of need. Never has that spirit of solidarity been more apparent than this year. Thanks to each of you for keeping #NashvilleStrong. As we approach the new year, we do so with resiliency and assurance that our future is indeed bright.

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