But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.” Matthew 28:5-6a NKJV
Easter is a special season of renewal, a time for most people to count their blessings. But for someone who is homeless, it’s hard to be thankful when you have no food, no home and no dignity. Hungry and hurting people need hope.
With your help, the homeless will celebrate Easter
Easter is truly a special time at the Nashville Rescue Mission. This year, it is expected that the Nashville Rescue Mission will serve over 1,500 traditional Easter meals consisting of ham, rolls, vegetables and dessert, meeting the needs of homeless men, women and children living on the streets of Nashville.
“Here the homeless find refuge and discover hope in a risen Christ,” says Don Worrell, President and CEO of the Nashville Rescue Mission.
Volunteers serve more than just a meal, they serve hope
Early Sunday morning, families will start arriving at the Nashville Rescue Mission to begin preparations for the big Easter meal. “It’s an amazing sight to see a mom, dad and their son or daughter slicing ham or cutting pie to serve to a hungry man or woman in need of hope, love and compassion,” says Don Worrell. (If you’d like to be a part of the day’s festivities, call our Volunteer Hotline at 615-312-1544).
Hope is offered
The Nashville Rescue Mission offers the homeless more than just a hot, nutritious meal; we offer the men, women and children we serve hope – hope for a new life and a brighter future.
“On Easter as well as every day, we express a message of Jesus Christ’s love and hope for the future to each and every person who enters our door,” says Ed Grimes, Director of Transient Operations for the Mission.
The message of Jesus Christ, His birth, His life, His death and His resurrection, is a message of hope. Jesus rose so each of us could have a chance to do the same no matter how far away we’ve strayed.
Thanks to the support of generous givers like you, a multitude of men and women have experienced the hope of Jesus Christ and the power of His resurrection. It’s like having a “little Easter” everyday.