After the Flood: Resources for the Vanderbilt Community
Vanderbilt University and Medical Center are back to business, however, many of our employees are deeply affected by the flood. This site is a central information resource for employees affected by the flood.
- 5/24/2011: An additional resource for case management has recently been launched called the Flood Recovery Network — 615-567-3232. Please share this new phone number with anyone who needs it. The network’s goal is to fill in the gaps and get people back into their homes as soon as possible. Callers to 615-567-3232 requesting help will speak directly to a Flood Recovery Network representative who will begin assessing needs. Each call will be reviewed on an individual basis, and managed accordingly.
- Update for Flood Relief Fund Applicants: Applications for support from the Vanderbilt Flood Relief Fund have been reviewed and awards were issued in August. Recipients of support must have been employed at Vanderbilt on May 1, 2010, have sustained significant flood damage, be currently employed at Vanderbilt in a regular or term (not temporary) position, and be in a regular or term position at the time of award. Because the funds available are limited, and the needs are great, the awards will necessarily be modest in size.
- Habitat for Humanity: Flood Recovery Information
- Sales Tax Relief Available to Individuals Affected by Flooding
- Flood relief fund applications available
- Metro rebuilding assistance program based on loans, grants, volunteer efforts
- Metro Nashville Social Services reports that the Small Business Administration (SBA) helps flood victims who are individuals and households, not just small businesses. Learn more about the SBA and other Metro Social Services resources.
- FEMA help for Renters
- NES Announces Rebuilding Relief for Flood Victims
- Check out the flood coverage from House Organ and Vanderbilt View.
- Metro Nashville’s Development of a Hazard Mitigation Home Buyout Program
- Homeowners can apply online for flood-related building permits
- Do I have the green light to get a building permit?
- New Location for the FEMA 100 Oaks Disaster Recovery Center. On Saturday, May 29, at noon, the 100 Oaks FEMA Center will be relocating to 500 Wedgewood Ave. (at the Fairgrounds) in Nashville. The Center will be open 7 days a week, from 8am-7pm.
- FEMA Alert: Beware Of Disaster Scams During Tennessee Flooding Recovery
- Macy’s offers a 20 percent discount to flood victims until Nov. 30. See all discounts
- Videos: Legal Seminar for Flood Victims 6/10/2010 and Legal Seminar for Flood Victims 6/15/2010. Also see: Resource Quicklist: Flood of 2010 Legal Issues Seminar
- Video: FEMA Information Session at Vanderbilt.
- Search the United Way’s 211 service to find resources
- Disaster Aid and Funding Flow Chart – Sequence of Delivery
- University establishes relief fund. Give now »
If a faculty member, staff member or trainee has been or will be in the next 6 months unable to report to work as scheduled due to their residence being destroyed or because their residence is uninhabitable, Vanderbilt will be offering a one-time, non-precedent setting benefit to these affected employees of up to two weeks of paid time off commensurate with their normal work schedule. Read message from Provost McCarty and Vice Chancellor Balser »
If you or someone who reports to you needs assistance recovering from the flood, please fill out this survey for the person in need. Please complete this as soon as possible to help us determine the needs of the Vanderbilt community. Take the survey »
President Obama has declared Davidson, Sumner, Williamson and Hickman counties a federal disaster area. Register for aid by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency helpdesk at (800) 745-0243 or visiting the FEMA website.
Any flood-related expenses, from purchase of cleaning supplies to renting hotel rooms or cars, should be documented by saving receipts, taking photographs, etc. The documentation will help people receive reimbursement if they qualify for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.