Westminster Home Connection - LTRG East Nashville


From despair comes help, and hope.

Finding and serving tornado survivors — in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and economic crisis, no less — remains the laser-like focus of the Davidson County Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG).

The  LTRG is a volunteer collaboration of multiple organizations, including but not limited to nonprofit agencies, community civic and service groups, faith-based, and educational groups that meet and work together to address the long-term needs of Metro Nashville residents who have been affected by disaster.

As detailed in its bylaws, the LTRG’s mission is to provide coordinated management of the long-term recovery response to individuals in Nashville/Davidson County affected by disaster.

The LTRG offers additional long-term assistance to individuals affected by the disaster who do not have adequate personal resources, and stewards volunteer, material and financial resources.

Its goal is to provide cost-effective and coordinated delivery of services so that survivors receive unduplicated assistance in a timely, efficient and equitable manner.

With more than 80 individuals representing 30 organizations participating on regularly scheduled calls, the group has, to date:

  • Identified the areas of greatest need;
  • Identified organizations capable of addressing those needs;
  • Worked to ensure it is supporting each organization’s services while providing support to survivors from all of the impacted areas in Nashville.

Collaboration has been key

Collaboration with various entities of Metro Nashville government and local and regional nonprofit agencies has been essential to the Long-Term Recovery Group’s efforts. Some of the organizations involved with recovery include:

Affordable Housing Resources
American Red Cross of Tennessee
Armstrong Real Estate Foundation
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Community Resource Center
Conexion Americas
Donelson Fellowship
First Baptist Church Lebanon
Gideon's Army
Goodwill of Middle Tennessee
Greater Heights Missionary Baptist Church - Successful Survivors
Habitat for Humanity
Hands on Nashville
Hope Force International
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
Lutheran Services in Tennessee
Metro Social Services
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Midsouth District Church of the Nazarene Disaster
Nashville Office of Emergency Management
NeedLink Nashville
Neighbor to Neighbor
Neighborhood Associations
Neighborhood Coalitions
Pathway Lending
Project Connect Nashville
Rebuilding Together Nashville
Salvation Army - Nashville Area
Samaritan's Purse
Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee
The Belonging Co.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Equity Alliance
The Glade Church
The Housing Fund
United Methodist Conference on Relief, Tennessee Conference
United Way of Greater Nashville
Urban Housing Solutions
West Nashville Dream Center
Westminster Home Connection

Beyond the LTRG, a smaller committee was formed from the organizations identified in the City’s Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), government entities and others.

The committee is composed of representatives from:

Catholic Charities of TN
Office of Emergency Management