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Need a Little Help from Our Friends
May 5, 2010, 1:25 pm
Filed under: Activate, Home Life, Humanitarianism

In case you haven’t heard (which would be sad, but entirely understandable considering the lack of national media attention the current crisis has been given), Nashville is under water thanks to what they’re now calling a “1000 Year Flood.”

Some of Nashville’s most beloved and historic landmarks have undergone billions in flood damage, including The Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, LP Field (Titans Stadium), Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Predators) and more.

Worse, hundreds of thousands of people have either lost their property, cars, homes or portions of it to flood damage. In west Nashville’s Bellevue area, there are hundreds of homes literally under water.

Roads and railroad tracks have been torn to shreds. Cars displaced and stacked on one another. In various areas we watched as cars and houses floated down the interstate.

Suffice it to say, we’re in trouble and we need help.

I’ve never been more proud to be from Nashville, where our City’s leaders have begun the recovery process swiftly and smoothly, and where citizens have chosen to band together and put the city back together rather than riot and loot. Businesses are completely changing the way they operate in efforts to conserve water and clean up the mess.

But we still need help.

So…if you’re in Nashville, lend a hand. Hands On Nashville has thousands of opportunities for volunteers, and the need is growing. Sign up and find out where you’re needed at http://hon.org.

If you’re outside of Nashville, we need some cash. Easiest way to donate is to text “REDCROSS” to 90999 and you’ll be billed $10 for flood relief.

For more info on the flood and ways to help, check these out:
http://nashvillest.com/2010/05/03/so-nashville-is-flooded-how-can-i-help/
http://nashvillest.com/2010/05/04/the-people-speak-we-are-nashville-flood-2010/

And thanks…from me and all my Nashville family. We are Nashville, we love Nashville, and we appreciate you.

Love, Peace, and Dry Ground,
a

**images taken from Boston Globe.

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