Nashville Flood 2010: What we’re doing and how you can help

In the aftermath of last week’s tragic events, one thing was blaringly clear: we are truly blessed. We are blessed to have our friends, family, and each other. We are privileged to be able to visit restaurants every weekend and write quirky (and dorky) things about them. We are fortunate to live in this great city.

In lieu of brunch this week, we are donating $26 to the Nashville Flood relief effort. Twenty of that will be given to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and the other $6 will go towards swanky “We Are Nashville” car stickees. If you are one of those—like us—who were largely unaffected by the flood, we urge you to do the same, if you haven’t already.

We would also like to spread the word about another charity option. Chris Chamberlain (writer on the Scene’s “Bites” food blog) has organized Eat Out For Nashville on Monday, May 17. Participating restaurants will be donating 50% of their proceeds from the day towards flood relief. Check EOFN’s Facebook and Twitter for more details and an updated list of participating restaurants.

In addition to going out and eating next Monday, you can also help NOW by reaching out to your favorite restaurant and asking them if they’d be interested in participating. We are going to launch a mini-email campaign later today to see if we can get any bites. But this thing still needs more man-power. If you are a owner (or know the owner) of a restaurant in the greater Nashville area please consider getting involved!  

Email Chris at EatOutForNashville@gmail.com for more info or to sign-up.

(Oh yeah… and Happy Mother’s Day, Moms!)

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One response to “Nashville Flood 2010: What we’re doing and how you can help

  1. Thanks for the shout out and your help recruiting restaurants. I hope we have a big week of folks getting involved.

    Nashville has stepped up in so many ways already. I love this city.

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