As Nashville is working around the clock to recover from the devastation caused by the deadly tornadoes that struck middle Tennessee and Nashville last week, many are stepping up to help with relief efforts. One such person is Tennessee Titans' head coach, Mike Vrabel, who was spotted distributing water to those in need after the storm, alongside other Titans personnel, as revealed in the Tweets below from sports writer Jim Wyatt.
.@Titans HC Mike Vrabel drives through North Nashville with GM Jon Robinson, part-owner Kenneth Adams and other members of the #Titans organization on board. The group is delivering water to the areas impacted by the tornadoes. pic.twitter.com/K5YypxQFNZ— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) March 6, 2020
“That's what Tennessee is all about, right? We're the Volunteer state, we are family, we are here for each other.”@Titans hit streets of Nashville on Friday to help neighbors affected by devastating tornado.— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) March 7, 2020
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Recently, the football coach shared in an NFL TV segment how personally he was moved by this disaster and how ready he was to pitch in and help. "We're going to try and get out today and just pick up and clean up and help wherever we can, here this morning," he said in a video clip that was published on March 6th. When asked how he thought people could help in Nashville, Vrabel had some stern words: "Well obviously, they can get out and start the cleanup instead of going out and taking pictures like I see people doing. Put their phones down and pick up branches and pick up things and try to help people clean up," he said, adding that you can also make donations to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee online or by calling 888-540-5200. In addition to boots-on-the-ground efforts, the Titans Foundation donated $1 million to tornado relief efforts to help support community members recover, per the Titans' official website TitansOnline.com. The NFL has also donated $250,000 to local relief efforts. Watch the full video below.
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Deadly Tornadoes Strike Middle Tennessee Communities Overnight: Here’s How You Can Help
East Nashville took a direct hit from one tornado and it’s time to lend a helping hand to our neighbors in need.
For more on getting involved with Tornado recovery in Nashville and throughout middle Tennessee, check out our guide to how you can help here.
The Titans are lucky to have such an inspiring coach at the helm, and we hope his example motivates many to, as he succinctly puts it, "put their phones down and pick up branches."