As of now, we are still trying to hash out our final donation list and partner for the Away Match Parties next week so keep your eye on our social media for more info. We have a couple of updated ways to give or support from a distance and locally and have listed those below. If you have other info that would be useful for us to share, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are more ways to help:
- Give: The Community Foundation of Middle TN Emergency Response Fund
- Give physical items: Nashville Rescue Mission Amazon Wishlist
- Local Ways to help out: United4Hope working document
- Project 615 Tee: Shop Now (Has raised over $100,000)
Also, we want to thank our very own Jason Moles for calling together support for Wilson United Soccer League and their decimated grounds in Lebanon, TN. The soccer community rallied on March 4th and rejuvenation is underway in an effort to continue to provide a safe place for play for the members of that soccer community. You can read his words of thanks here:
“So this won’t be brief, nor should it be. I need to thank everyone. Literally. The outpouring of support the soccer community showed to the club that I preside over has simply been astonishing. I asked for help and man you guys turned out. I never got a solid count today but I would say that there was at least 200-300 people who came to the fields of Wilson United Soccer League this morning. Bright and early, we had people there as soon as I arrived. Friends that I have played soccer with, friends from the community, board members, to people I had never met before. It seemed like such a silly thing to be focused on cleaning up our complex, but we wanted to get normalcy ready for the kids of Wilson County. So a massive thank you to Eagle Express Soccer Club, Tennessee Soccer Club, Murfreesboro Soccer Club, Stones River FC Recreational Soccer, Nashville United Soccer Academy, Barça Academy, Tennessee United Soccer Club, Hendersonville Soccer Club, Gallatin Soccer Club, Glencliff High School Soccer, Nashville Soccer Club, The Roadies, The Assembly: A Nashville SC Supporters Group, Goalden Girls, Eastern Front SG, Music City Supporters, The Backline Supporters Collective, Clarksville Soccer Club, Nashville Soccer Supporters Trust, Lipscomb Men’s Soccer, Tennessee State Soccer Association and all of our supporters and friends. We cannot begin to show you how much we appreciate each and every one of you who showed up today. There were so many more that offered their help, but were unable to be there due to work (Music City Heaters and La Brigada De Oro). We will be working on an avenue for monetary donations tonight and tomorrow. We have 5 usable big goals, 13 unusable, several that we cannot account for. Most all of our benches were destroyed. Our board room and concessions stand took damage but is usable. I’d also like to give a huge shout out to Sam’s Club of Hendersonville for donating gloves, trash bags, and waters, Healthy Bones Chiropractic, and Outback Steakhouse. Thank you to Gardens on Main for bringing equipment to move the damaged trees. Lastly thank you all for continuing to help in our community surrounding the complex after the complex had been cleaned. You did not have to, but is shows the heart of our soccer community. I am in awe of you all. Thank you.” -Jason Moles via Facebook Post
Response to The Nashville Tornado
March 3, 2020
To Middle TN and the soccer community,
We are devastated by the damage to lives, neighborhoods and our city left by the tornado that ripped through parts of downtown and East Nashville and out to the east through Donelson, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Cookeville, and so many other places. Our friends, family, and Roadies have been deeply affected by this natural disaster and we want to be ready to help. We are currently seeking out resources and community partners that can help distribute funds and resources. For now, we have a couple links that will give you up to date info on where to help and find more info about what is needed. If you, or anyone you know, is in need of support, please contact local authorities first.
We are also working on a drive for our upcoming Away Watch Parties for the Portland and Toronto matches and will have more info soon. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter accounts to hear more.
For now, here is a list of resources we are aware of:
- Metro Nashville Resource List
- Community Foundation of Middle TN
- Hands On Nashville
- The Community Foundation
- Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank
Thank you to the soccer community for being willing to come along side Middle TN as we navigate the waters of this disaster.
On behalf of The Roadies,
Roadies Board of Directors:
Hands On Nashville Update
These opportunities to help come from Hands on Nashville:
How to help
- Volunteer: If you’d like to register to volunteer, visit hon.org and click the blue button on the home page.
- Donate money: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is managing an emergency response fund.
- Donate items: The Community Resource Center, which is in particular looking for personal hygiene items, bleach, trash bags, gloves, box cutters, baby and toddler clothes, formula, underwear, bras, batteries, and baby food.
- Donate food: Organize a drive through Second Harvest Food Bank.
Project 615 Tee
As is their custom, Project 615 has launched a “Nashville Strong” tee where 100% of profits will go to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund by the Community Foundation of Middle TN to aid in disaster relief. You can find our more and purchase that t-shirt here.