Second Responder®

Nashville Tornado Relief

March 4, 2020

Beginning on the night of March 2, 2020, a series of tornadoes touched down across central Tennessee, southeastern Missouri and western Kentucky. Affected areas include downtown Nashville and Western Tennessee between Bradford and Skullbone. Sadly, 25 fatalities have been confirmed, at least 150 have been reported injured, and more than 70,000 homes are without electricity. There continues to be both hazard and flood warnings those areas.

How we can help–together
The Kids In Need Foundation’s Second Responder® program is dedicated to providing school supplies to students affected by disasters. We work with local authorities, schools, and select sponsors to help them return to normal routines. Over the past several years, we have:

  • Provided thousands of backpacks filled with new school supplies directly to affected students
  • Worked with several Fortune 500 companies to expand efforts to bring school supplies to affected schools and students
  • Launched a new program to provide teacher totes to help impacted teachers with supplies

Our Second Responder® program operates during the recovery period following the devastation, once emergency response teams have restored services. We try to bring a little hope and a reminder that things will get better with time when we work together.
Please give to support the teachers and students affected by these storms and help ensure that Second Responder® teams can mobilize quickly.

Your support will help get students and teachers back into the classrooms as quickly as possible. Thank you for your help.


Special thanks to Dollar General Literacy Foundation, National Sponsor of the Second Responder® Program

Dollar General Literacy Foundation