Saturday, May 08, 2010

Help for Nashville


Whenever there is a need, Quilters Unite! (unless of course, we are dyslexic, and then we Un-tie, but that's a different story! :cD)

I got a message from Jane regarding the situation in Nashville. If you've seen the news, you've seen some of the devastation, right here in our own country.

I am providing this information as a service announcement, if you would like to know more, please contact Janet at

Hi Bonnie,

First, I will totally understand if you can't do this. I'm sure you get requests all the time and can't help with everything.

Though I no longer live there, I consider Nashville home and it is heartbreaking seeing the devastation caused by last weekend's flood. National coverage has been comparatively slight. People are helping one another there and trying to clean up, but it will be a long, long time before things are back to normal. I'm sure you know that most homeowner policies don't cover flood and most people don't have flood policies. To my knowledge, you can't even buy flood insurance unless you live in a designated flood plain, and so much of the devastated area was not designated as such. Anyway, people are facing financial ruin as well as having their homes and possessions destroyed. Imagine how many people, due to the economy, were already under water (to use a bad pun) on their mortgages and now they have horribly expensive uncovered losses.

I'm wondering if you could maybe put something on your blog about assistance for those in need in Nashville. I'm not sure of the best places to make donations, but there is always the Red Cross http://www.middletennredcross.org/ . People can google for more info. My former church is being used as a disaster relief center, providing meals, clean-up supplies and whatever else is needed. If anyone wanted to donate to them they could be sure any donations designated for disaster relief would be used for that. The contact info is:

bellevuebaptist.com
7400 Highway 70 S
Nashville, TN 37221-1845
(615) 646-2711

Their phone service has not yet been restored, but hopefully will soon. We are headed to Nashville to help clean up as soon as hubby gets home. We had so many older people in our church who lived in a huge condo development that was just devastated. Breaks my heart!

Anyway, I understand if you can't mention this on the blog, but would appreciate it if you could. I'm a fan either way!

Jane


Janet, I hope that my posting this on my blog might inspire those who can, to help where they can. These are our neighbors, our family, and friends. Quilters CAN make a difference!

2 comments:

Beth said...

Thanks for posting this Bonnie. At mleast I can send a donation.

dot said...

Thanks Bonnie, I was wondering how I was going to get things to this devastated area. I am saddened by the lack of coverage of this disaster. I don't understand why our President and media have chosen to ignore the flooding.