You Can Help: Nashville Music Community Rallies to Aid Louisiana Flooding Victims

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Update [Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5:o3 p.m.]:

Geaux Music Row! Flood Relief Drive has teamed with Vanderbilt to accept donations for victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana. On the final day of the relief drive (Friday, Aug. 26), donations will be accepted at Vanderbilt Stadium’s McGugin Center (Gate 2), from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring bottled water, school supplies, clothing, sheets, blankets and towels to donate.

Donations will be distributed by the Mayor’s office in Baton Rouge.

 

Original post [Aug. 19, 2016, 4:30 p.m.]:

A group of Louisiana-native songwriters, artists, and music business executives have teamed to help those affected by flooding in Louisiana. The recent floods have affected more than 100,000 homes, leaving numerous people and animals displaced. Twenty parishes have been declared as federal disaster areas.

Geaux Music Row! Flood Relief Drive will launch Monday, Aug. 22 and will run through Friday, Aug. 26.

Supplies can be dropped off at the following locations: ASCAP (2 Music Sq. W.), BMI (10 Music Sq. E.), Universal Music Publishing Group (1904 Adelicia St.), Sea Gayle Music (1221 17th Ave. S.), and Creative Nation (1508 16th Ave. S.).

Supplies needed are listed below:
-Cleaning supplies (bleach, household cleaners, paper towels, etc.)
-Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.)
-Plastic Storage Containers/Bins
-Debris Removal Equipment (box cutters, hammers, contractor trash bags, gloves, bubble wrap, tape etc.)
-Clothing (school uniforms needed – maroon/khaki, blue/khaki sizes 4/5T – large)
-School Supplies (pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, binders, school bags, etc.)
-Non-perishable food items (canned goods, dried beans, rice)
-Water (bottles, gallon jugs)
-Pillow & Blankets
-Phone Chargers

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