A deadly and destructive tornado ripped through parts of Middle Tennessee just after midnight on March 3, and now the Nashville community is coming together to help those who lost loved ones, homes and businesses.

According to NBC News, the death toll has continued to rise to 22, with several others left injured and tens of thousands of people left without power. The tornado barreled through East Nashville and Germantown, leveling numerous home and businesses, including The Basement East. This photo of the iconic venue has gone viral across the globe as a sign of hope, as the popular "I Believe in Nashville" painting on the side of the building was left untouched.

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As Nashville works to bounce back from this tragedy, central New Yorkers can help provide aid to those in need as well. Here are a couple of ways to help:

This foundation will provide grants for non-profits in the central Tennessee area to help victims with ongoing needs.

You can donate to the CRC through its website or by texting RELIEF2020 to 41444.

The Music City Inc. Foundation

The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation made a $10,000 donation to its Music City Inc. Foundation to get it started. You can send money through Venmo or Paypal at donate@visitmusiccity.com. Checks can also be sent to: One Nashville Place, 150 4th Ave. N. Suite G-250, Nashville, TN 37219.

The United Way is using their Restore the Dream Fund as a long-term disaster relief fund.

The Salvation Army is also helping raise donations for victims of the tornado that hit Middle Tennessee.

A Nashville-based videographer shot this video showing the destruction just after the tornado. Our hearts go out to everyone affected.

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