How to Donate

While all donations are appreciated, CASH IS BEST. Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is fully-vetted, experienced, and staffed by dedicated professionals who will get the most out of your generous donation. There are two options for you to be able to make a financial donation to TNVOAD for disaster recovery: Thru the advertised/posted relief funds during a disaster recovery as seen in the press or thru TNVOAD during a disaster recovery operation for the survivors.

or you may send a check made payable to TNVOAD to the following address:

P.O. Box 40183
Nashville, TN 37204

Cash is Best

Cash offers Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources. Organizations typically prefer cash donations because they allow our members to:

  • Purchase food, water, medicine, and equipment from secure and familiar supply chains
  • Buy materials locally. This can help rebuild the local economy
  • Conserve resources. Money is always necessary and cheap to send, but the cost to ship material supplies can be expensive.
  • Remember, material supplies such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, and mixed or perishable food require helping agencies to redirect volunteer labor away from providing direct one-on-one assistance to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.