Operation Blessing U.S. Disaster Relief Team helps with relief efforts in Tennessee after deadly tornado

Posted at 8:15 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 01:10:02-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After this week's deadly tornado in Tennessee, Operation Blessing International's U.S. Disaster Relief Team deployed to help.

On Wednesday, Operation Blessing's Virginia Beach headquarters team leaders arrived in Nashville. They assessed the damage and met with local emergency management officials to find out the areas of greatest need.

The global humanitarian organization's team brought along a convoy of equipment to assist with relief efforts.

The convoy of emergency equipment includes a mobile command center, two construction trailers full of tools and emergency supplies, a work order trailer to coordinate volunteers, a skid steer for debris removal and a Kohler 80K electric generator which came from the Operation Blessing warehouses in Norfolk, Virginia, and Ocala, Florida.

More than 30,000 pounds of food and water to two local food banks were delivered by Operation Blessing's Hunger Strike Force fleet of tractor trailers.

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A base of operations at Cornerstone Nashville located at 726 W. Old Hickory Blvd in Madison, Tennessee, has been set up. Any homeowners whose home was damaged can fill out a work order request for free volunteer assistance. On Friday at 8 a.m., Operation Blessing will begin coordinating day volunteers.

For more information on how you can donate to the Tennessee relief efforts, click here.