Call to action for attorneys, real estate and insurance professionals to advise residents
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Nashville, The Equity Alliance is organizing two events to assist North Nashville residents in reclaiming their neighborhoods and protecting their property.
A massive cleanup and canvassing operation to protect the hardest hit areas in North Nashville will take place Sunday, March 8. More than 300 volunteers have already signed up to walk door-to-door to take inventory of the damages of each home and clean up debris.
The event is an effort to inform local homeowners and tenants of the organization’s community event taking place the following day to help them navigate their options for rebuilding their properties.
“It is important that residents in North Nashville understand their options before making decisions about their damaged homes and properties, “said TEA Co-Founder and Executive Director Charlane Oliver. “We have already witnessed first-hand elderly residents and others getting quick offers on the street by individuals looking to make a profit from their misfortune. We are asking for the professionals in relevant fields to offer their time pro-bono to these citizens to help them make the best decisions about their property.”
WHAT: North Nashville community clean up and canvass followed by homeowner’s meetings
- Cleanup and Canvass – Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Homeowner’s Meetings – Monday, March 9, 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
WHERE: Lee Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1200 Dr DB Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
- Councilwoman Kyonzte Toombs, District 2 (Homeowner’s Meetings)
- Councilwoman At-Large Zulfat Suara (Homeowner’s Meetings)
- Gene Burse, AICP, Metro Planning Department
- Kelly Bonadies, DeLisa Guerrier, and Lee Mollette – real estate developers
- Miranda Christy, Christopher Cotton, Jennifer Horne, Marcus Shute – attorneys
- Jeff McGruder, Pinnacle Financial Partners
- Jason Egly, Farmers Insurance Agency
Childcare, language interpretation services, and food will be provided.
About The Equity Alliance:
Founded in November 2016 by six black women, the mission of The Equity Alliance is to proactively advocate for African Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity at realizing the American dream. We are a Nashville-based 501(c)3 nonpartisan non-profit organization that seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives. Learn more at www.theequityalliance.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.