Dear Chamber members:
The Christmas morning act of violence downtown once again challenges Nashville to demonstrate its resilience. Already affected by the tornados and pandemic this year, we know Nashville will prevail and will rebuild our historic Second Avenue North and the many properties that have been damaged.
Our hearts go out to all of the residents and business owners affected – particularly small businesses that have been severely impacted by the pandemic. Our faith in authorities remains strong, and we express our deepest gratitude for the first responders on the scene and the Metro Nashville Police Department, FBI and ATF for their determination to find those responsible for this reprehensible act.
You may have heard that Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced a curfew is in place from 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25, to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, between James Robertson Parkway and Broadway, and between 4th Avenue North and the Cumberland River. If you need to access the affected area, please call 615-862-8600.
We’ve heard from several members who want to help. We know our city will need assistance but, at this point, we’re not sure when and on what scale that assistance will be needed. If you have any advice, donations or services you’d be willing to provide, please fill out the form below and we’ll add you to an internal database.
- The American Red Cross Nashville Chapter has set up a reception center for displaced victims.
- Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is offering assistance for displaced victims and government officials working the scene.
- hubNashville is an additional resource for individuals and residents. Select “other” for issues related to the explosion.
- Nashville Downtown Partnership has a request for services page for businesses and property owners downtown.
- The Crime Stoppers & Tips contact is FBI.gov/Nashville or 615-742-7463.
As we face these new challenges as a community, we know our #NashvilleStrong spirit will prevail. Thank you for everything you are doing to lift up and support your fellow Nashvillians.