Like so many of you, I woke up Tuesday morning absolutely heartbroken to see the devastation the Middle Tennessee tornadoes caused to our beloved community. My thoughts are with each and every one of you, especially those directly affected by the storms. Witnessing so many of you quickly jump into action this week to help others makes me so grateful to be a part of such a generous and kind-hearted community. This isn’t the first time Nashville has experienced Mother Nature’s fury, and while the healing process is just beginning, we will rebuild even stronger. Many of you have asked how you can support the relief efforts. Below you will find several resources to support the recovery process, from the immediate need for goods and supplies, to long-term recovery and mental health assistance. Sincerely,

Sarah Trahern CMA Chief Executive Officer

CMA & SESAC TORNADO RELIEF SUPPLIES DRIVE Starting tomorrow, March 6 through next Friday, March 13, CMA and SESAC will be collecting essential items needed by a variety of nonprofits throughout Middle Tennessee. If you are near Music Row, please consider donating these crucial relief supplies, a list of which can be found HERE. CMA and SESAC will regularly deliver donations to groups in need throughout the region. Weekday drop off hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please drop off items at the back of the building between the CMA/SESAC building and the lot behind RCA Studio A (35 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203).

IMMEDIATE SUPPORT Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) – CFMT manages the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund and distributes funds to nonprofits providing vital support to all of those impacted in Nashville including Davidson and Putnam Counties. Community Resource Center (CRC) – The CRC is collecting items to help support those impacted by the recent tornadoes. Consider contributing HERE. You can also purchase items via their Amazon Wishlist, or drop off items from their list of needed goods.

LONG TERM RECOVERY United Way of Greater Nashville – United Way manages the Restore the Dream Fund, which provides long-term disaster recovery and support in coordination with United Way Worldwide. Music Rising – Music Rising replaces instruments lost in schools in hopes to bring stability and consistency through music for children.

MENTAL HEALTH Onsite Foundation – The Onsite Foundation has organized an effort of independent and licensed therapists to support Middle Tennessee residents who have experienced the unimaginable and unexpected loss of homes, businesses and human life. They are also accepting donations. If you are in need of Crisis Support or Grief Counseling, please text (615) 323-3191 to be connected to a licensed therapist in your community to schedule an appointment.