Local Businesses Pitch In For Flood Relief [Flood 2010]

Is there anything more heart-warming than seeing this city pull together in a time of need? Alongside the rest of us, local businesses are doing their part for Nashville – Donating time, money and food for volunteers, bringing in water from out of state for day-to-day operations, using recyclable dishes to avoid washing dishes, and more. If you’re a pre-flood Nashvillest reader, you know that we encourage our community to support local businesses whenever possible, and during a crisis is no exception.

Batter’d & Fried, Drifters and Beyond The Edge in East Nashville are using disposable cups and plates to cut down on water usage during the shortage. Mafiaoza’s is going a step further, using only bottled water and even asking patrons to use portable bathrooms! Frothy Monkey and their new baby sister Burger Up brought in water from out of town to continue operations without putting a strain on the water system. Hungry after a long day of volunteer work? Show these businesses some love, and be sure to thank them for doing their part.

  • Allium Cafe: Bring in proof of an aid-related donation of $10 or more and Allium will give you a 25% off your food check through Thursday, May 6.
  • Amerigo: Will provide food to volunteer groups helping with cleanup. Contact Doug at doug@amerigo.net for more info.
  • Bravo Gelato: Making Sangria and Margarita sorbet (in the midst of a flood, Cinco de Mayo goes on!) tomorrow at the Village Green location. An unspecified percentage of the proceeds will go to flood relief.
  • Davis Kidd: Donating 20% of sales to Hands On Nashville this Saturday, May 8th from 1-4 pm. A book fair will also be held to benefit Hands On Nashville the same day.
  • Dollar General: Accepting Red Cross donations at the checkout.
  • Dunn Bros: Dunn Brothers Coffee downtown is offering free coffee to anyone who donates blood at the Red Cross Blood drive tomorrow (May 6) at the L&C Tower on the 17th floor
  • Flyte: If your favorite restaurant is closed or you can’t get there, Flyte will mail them a check for 15% of your total bill! They are also able to do limited cooking and deliveries. Contact satkinson31@mac.com for more info.
  • Germantown Cafe: Germantown Cafe is offering 25% off your total bill through Thursday for anyone who can show that they have donated at least $10 for flood relief.
  • Harris Teeter: Stores in Davidson and Williamson county are giving out free water to those in need as long as their supply lasts.
  • Java Joe’s: Java Joe’s is in Lebanon, but they are donating 10% of their profits in the month of May to flood relief.
  • Kroger: Accepting food donations and monetary donations at checkouts.
  • Tayst: Tayst donated around 200 boxed lunches to area victims yesterday, and will continue to help.
  • Thriftsmart: Offering churches and other non-profit organizations the opportunity to purchase items at 50% off regular price for flood victims. Just call 833-8200 to have a manager assist.
  • Troubadour Vintage: Donating 30% of all Troubadour sales for the next 30 days to aid Nashville flood relief efforts.
  • Whole Foods Green Hills: Fundraising at registers for the Red Cross’s Middle TN Relief Efforts. Donate any dollar amount at the checkouts or collect toiletries for the Red Cross. Donation food bags will be available for purchase by Friday to donate to Second Harvest.

Did we miss anyone? Let us know and we’ll add them to the roundup.

Photo by niseag03.