What an example for all of us to look after the more vulnerable in our own towns and cities.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
March 19, 2020
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With devastating tornadoes pummeling down on Nashville earlier this month and the more recent nationwide coronavirus pandemic, March has been a particularly trying time for Music City.

Thankfully many concerned citizens and celebrities alike are stepping up in big ways and small to look after their neighbors. One such model community member is country star Brad Paisley. He helped found free Nashville supermarket, The Store, with his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley in partnership with Belmont University, and they have announced that the grocer will provide free delivery to senior citizens in certain areas of Nashville to help them avoid going out during the coronavirus outbreak.

"So, in light of changing times, @thestore_nashville is mobilizing delivery of a week’s groceries to our elderly neighbors in Edgehill and Berry Hill on Wednesdays/Thursdays. If anyone needs to be included on this list, we urge them to contact info@thestore.org," he wrote, captioning a short video he posted to Instagram yesterday. "Also we will continue to operate regular hours 1-7 Th/F 11-5 Sat for walk-ins but please bring ID and either proof of income, proof of residence, or statement of unemployment for our recently unemployed neighbors." Watch Paisley's video message below.

The Store, which focuses on healthy food and is located at 2005 12th Ave S, opened on March 14th . If you'd like to donate to help their operations, click here.

This month, Paisley isn't the only country star looking after his Nashville neighbors. Earlier this week we reported on Martina McBride, who is working hard to deliver food to the needy with mobile food banks on behalf of her charitable initiative Martina McBride Team Music Is Love and in collaboration with food nonprofit OneGenerationAway

We're amazed in all the good work so many are pitching in to do right now. We'd love to hear from you: How are people helping in the wake of the coronavirus in your community?