Monday, March 16, 2020
– The Country Music Association (CMA) is giving $100,000 for tornado relief through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Emergency Response Fund, which supports affected communities and nonprofits helping victims address ongoing needs.
"All of us at CMA hurt for our friends and neighbors and our hearts are with those who are suffering," said Kurt Johnson, CMA Board Chairman and Town Square Media Senior Vice President, Programming. "We always want to be there to help in times of need."
The tornado hit Nashville and other areas on March 3, killing 25 people.
CMA also partnered with SESAC to host a weeklong supply drive at their Music Row offices March 6-13. Receiving donations from more than 100 individuals, the drive resulted in over 20 truckloads of supplies being sent to seven local churches and nonprofits who service affected areas in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties. Items collected include bottled water, personal hygiene items, first aid kits, clothes, shoes, diapers, canned food, flashlights, batteries, trash bags, bedding and more.