Few were happier to see it than Cameron Middle School.
The school was the second hardest hit by the May flood.
Assistant principal Kathy Ball says employees were too busy cleaning up flood damage to focus on things like painting the bleachers or trimming the bushes.
"We had to worry about getting our school ready for our students. While having a beautiful surrounding for the building is important our most intense focus had to be on the building," said Ball.
Hands on Nashville Day organizers believe the flood is encouraging more people to volunteer this year.
The 1600 volunteers are about 300 more than last year.
Ashley Mae Carter is one of them.
"It wouldn't get done if you didn't have volunteers to do it. Obviously the trees bushes have been growing out of control," said Carter.
Volunteers are cleaning schools and some are organizing 15 pallets of school supplies that have been donated by Rubbermaid.
"This is a double blessing for us cause not only did Rubbermaid donate all these supplies for schools we also have hands on Nashville sorting it and separating it for us," said Metro Schools Maintenance Director THomas Hatfield.
This is the 19th year for Hands on Nashville Day.
By Sky Arnold