Nashville begins long recovery from devastating tornado

Photos by Theresa Laurence, Andy Telli, and Rick Musacchio

After a devastating tornado ripped through Middle Tennessee in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 3, leaving at least 25 people dead, the Diocese of Nashville continues to assess the damage to churches and schools. As of Tuesday afternoon, the diocese has not received any reports of deaths or injuries among staff members or parishioners.

One of the oldest churches in the diocese, the Church of the Assumption, located in the Germantown neighborhood, sustained severe damage; Holy Name Church in East Nashville did not have significant damage, while buildings a few blocks away were totally destroyed

Catholic Charities is in the process of contacting parishes to assess needs that they and their people may have. Once this information is gathered, we will share a further update and offer ways in which we may all work together to offer support.

Donations can be made at www.dioceseofnashville.com.

Tornado damage in Cookeville