Between May 1-7, Hands On Nashville will highlight ways to stay connected and serve your neighbors even as our community honors social distancing guidelines. Check back here and on our social media channels to join in our #ShowOfHandsWeek.
This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Nashville flood. We had hoped to commemorate this important milestone with Hands On Nashville Day, a day for thousands of volunteers across the city to come together to work on projects that addressed disaster preparedness and ongoing community needs, many of which had been born out of those tumultuous waters.
Then the tornado hit.
So today, even though we can’t gather for HON Day as we had hoped, there are still thousands of volunteers needed right now to meet urgent needs in our city. Will you lend your helping hands to fill every volunteer spot during the month of May?
It is through serving others that we as a community can heal from profound disasters — be it the disaster of 10 years ago, two months ago, or the kind that’s affecting many of us every day in our current situation. While circumstances are undeniably difficult, we know it’s more important than ever to do whatever we can to help our neighbors. Many of our neighbors need so much.
TODAY’S ACTIVITIES (MAY 2): Sign Up and Serve
The countdown starts now: Help us fill every available volunteer opportunity for the month of May today.
Curious about volunteering in light of Nashville’s Safer At Home order? Volunteer Tennessee has put together some helpful guidelines here, and HON is working with our partners to ensure that volunteer projects meet public health and safety requirements.
FRIDAY, MAY 1: Raise your hand and tell us why you choose to be a helper
SUNDAY, MAY 3: Bring color and hope to a neighbor with flowers
MONDAY, MAY 4: Join the local mask-making effort
TUESDAY, MAY 5: Give thanks for those on the front lines
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6: Find a virtual volunteer opportunity
THURSDAY, MAY 7: Support volunteerism and Hands On Nashville via The Big Payback