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Giving Thanks – Your gift changes lives

Don Worrell - President and CEOThanksgiving is an exciting time at the Nashville Rescue Mission. I can assure you there is an abundant supply of “thanks” everywhere you look.
Thanks to you, homeless men, women and children will be served a Thanksgiving dinner just like the one served at Grandma’s house. But the turkey and dressing is just part of that equation. The feelings of despair and isolation our homeless friends often feel are replaced with encouragement and significance by the warm smiles and kind words of the hundreds of volunteers who will be serving on this day. On behalf of those homeless folks, THANK YOU.
We’re thankful for the volunteers who faithfully provide a commodity you can’t put a price tag on—time. We continue to see families return year after year to spend Thanksgiving here while instilling the values of being a servant in the lives of their children. What a gift—for the Mission and the child. THANK YOU.
“I thank my God every time I remember you.”   – Philippians 1:3
We are also thankful for those who financially support the Mission. Men and women arrive here after they’ve hit “rock bottom.” Their lives have been devastated by alcohol, drug abuse or other destructive habits. It is in the midst of their storm, your generosity provides them a safe harbor and a road map for a safer journey ahead.
Last but not least, I am thankful for your prayers. I believe with all of my heart that your prayers are the very foundation on which this Mission is built.
Your compassion continues to give people hope. Lives are being changed. Families are being reconciled. A way off the streets is found. You make this possible. For those of us who have the privilege of working here each and every day, it is you we give thanks for this Thanksgiving.
Don Worrell
President and CEO

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