Nashville, Tenn— Nashville Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is hosting a Day of Remembrance event on Saturday, March 26 from 2pm to 4 pm for survivors and community members to reflect on the loss and recovery due to the March 2021 Flood and Severe Storms. The Day of Remembrance gathering is set to take place at Plaza Mariachi in the Xenote event room (3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville TN 37211) at the heart of the neighborhoods most affected by last year’s storms.
March 2021 Flood and Severe Storms, Day of Remembrance Event
Date & Time
Saturday, March 26th
2pm to 4pm
Plaza Mariachi – Xenote event room
3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville TN 37211
About the event
Activities appropriate for all ages, include opportunities to create an expressive art piece, place a memory on seed paper and plant in a remembrance garden, talk with counselors or emotional support providers if desired, share a survivor story by while capturing it through audio recording, and/or quietly reflect as event organizers reflect on those we loss and the hope and healing process of disaster recovery.
Recognizing that not all affected by this disaster have yet recovered, the event will acknowledge both the progress made and the work left to be done.
A community garden will also include flower bulbs in remembrance of each of the six lives lost in the greater Nashville area flooding and a moment of silence will be kept in remembrance of each of those lost. Counselors and clergy will be available in English, Spanish, and Swahili. The Remembrance Ceremony will be in both English and Spanish.
A special thanks to those who have assisted in the recovery
Since March 27-28, 2021, many community organizations and citywide agencies have helped in the local recovery efforts of our neighbors. These include:
- AmeriCorps NCCC
- Catholic Charities – Diocese of Nashville
- Community Resource Center
- Conexion Americas
- Hands On Nashville
- Disaster Recovery Connection, a program of TWKUMC
- Family & Children’s Service
- Hispanic Family Foundation
- Hope Force International
- Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland
- Leasing Angels
- Lutheran Disaster Response
- Metro Water Services
- Metro Public Health Department
- Office of Emergency Management
- Open Table Nashville
- People Loving Nashville
- Reach Out Worldwide
- Rebuilding Together Nashville
- Red Cross of Tennessee
- Salvation Army – Nashville Area Command
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
- Shower The People
- Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
- United Way of Greater Nashville
- YAIPak Outreach
In need of assistance?
If you or a loved one are still in need of local assistance to recover from the March 2021 Flood and Severe Storms, the Disaster Recovery Connection is available to help you connect with resources.
Call (615) 270-9255. Translation services are available.
Learn more about available resources.
Kelly Walberg & Misty Ratcliff
Nashville VOAD Communications
About Nashville VOAD
Nashville VOAD is a coalition of dozens of nonprofits, community organizations, faith-based institutions, and government departments working to ensure effective response to disasters through cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration. Nashville VOAD’s goal is to provide knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery—to help disaster survivors in Davidson County communities.
During times of active disaster, the Nashville VOAD provides a single point of coordination for all member organizations seeking to assist survivors in our community so that needs are met in the most efficient manner possible.