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Taylor Hicks Takes NBC’s “TODAY” Viewers on Tour of his Tornado Damaged Nashville Neighborhood

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Taylor Hicks takes NBC’s “TODAY” viewers on a tour of his tornado damaged Nashville neighborhood in an interview with NBC News correspondent Sam Brock. The American Idol winner, who has called Nashville home for over 20 years, also showed the closet in his Germantown home where he sought shelter early Tuesday morning during the devastating tornado.

The second-deadliest tornado event in state history killed at least 24 people, injured several and left tens of thousands of households and businesses without power across Middle Tennessee.

“We’re looking at trying to rebuild lives. Not just houses, not structures, but lives,” Hicks explained on “TODAY.” 

Hicks also appeared on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” with Ed Henry to encourage people to donate money to the American Red Cross at www.RedCross.org and sign up to volunteer with Hands On Nashville at www.HON.org.

The office of Mayor John Cooper, in partnership with Hands On Nashville, has announced plans for organized tornado damage clean-up efforts this weekend. Sites for these efforts will be announced in the coming days. Emergency response personnel are on the ground assessing the situation and identifying high-priority areas.

WHO: Mayor Cooper’s Office Hands On Nashville Volunteers across Middle Tennessee

WHAT: Organized weekend tornado clean-up efforts

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8 Two shifts each day: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Clean-up sites to be announced soon

Those wanting to donate items (there is a major need for personal hygiene items, bleach, trash bags, gloves, box cutters, baby and toddler clothes, formula, underwear, bras, batteries and baby food) can do so by dropping off or mailing to the Community Resource Center at 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210. Food donations can be done through Second Harvest Food Bank.

To get the latest updates on volunteer needs, visit Hands On Nashville’s blogFacebookInstagramand Twitter.

To stay updated with Taylor Hicks, follow him on FacebookInstagramTwitter and visit TaylorHicks.com

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