Tennessee Tornado Response Press Kit

When deadly tornados hit Nashville, Tennessee on March 3, Samaritan’s Purse responded immediately—deploying three Disaster Relief Units to the areas hardest hit by the storm. Thousands of volunteers are serving with Samaritan’s Purse to bring physical relief and share God’s love with families who are hurting.

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Nashville, TN March 2020

Teams of Samaritan's Purse volunteers are helping Nashville-area families remove fallen trees, clear debris, tarp roofs and salvage personal belongings.

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Nashville, TN March 2020

Teams of Samaritan's Purse volunteers are helping Tennessee families remove fallen trees, clear debris, tarp roofs and salvage personal belongings.

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Nashville, TN March 2020

A Samaritan's Purse volunteer helps remove debris from the driveway of a Nashville family's home.

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Nashville, TN March 2020

Less than 12 hours after a string of deadly tornadoes struck Nashville and the surrounding communities, Samaritan's Purse was on the ground in three locations--helping affected families recover.

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Nashville, TN March 2020

Samaritan's Purse mobilized volunteers from across the country to help affected families recover from a string of deadly tornadoes.

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Nashville, TN March 2020

Edward Graham presents a Bible to Canh Dang Due after Samaritan's Purse volunteers worked on his Mount Juliet home.

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Nashville, TN March 2020

Samaritan's Purse volunteers are helping families tarp roofs, remove downed trees, clear debris and salvage personal belongings.

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Nashville, TN March 2020

Samaritan's Pures departs North Wilkesboro, NC on 3/3/2020.

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Press Releases
Mar. 3

Three Disaster Relief Units on the Way to Tornado-Ravaged Tennessee

Samaritan's Purse Brings Immediate Relief to Tennessee Families Read full Press Release

Approved Quotes
  • Franklin Graham

    March 3

    “When I woke up this morning, I was saddened to read about the tornadoes in Tennessee,” said Franklin Graham, “Please pray that there will be a quick recovery and that God will wrap His arms around those who have lost loved ones and are hurting.”

  • Edward Graham

    March 5

    “The devastation is unbelievable. You can see where the tornadoes came down through Cookeville, Lebanon, and all the way to Nashville. it's just complete devastation. Entire homes, communities, and trailer parks are destroyed,” said Edward Graham. “God’s entrusted us and equipped us with materials and people to allow us to respond quickly when there are storms. As we're serving we have the opportunity to put our arm around them and to share the hope that we have in Jesus. That’s why we’re here.”

  • Homeowner Aaron Scarfia

    March 5

    “You’ve done so much already. What you’ve accomplished in 48 hours is remarkable. I couldn’t even see my grass when I got home,” said homeowner Aaron Scarfia. “We could never have done all this by ourselves. It’s just unbelievable what you’ve done here.”

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