SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT – Interview with Wayne Foreman, President and Owner of CDF Commercial Door & Frame
How did you first get involved with Nashville Rescue Mission?
I grew up in Memphis and was involved with the Memphis Union Mission for many years. I would sometimes preach there on Tuesday nights and served lunch on Thursdays. When we moved to Nashville 12 years ago, I wanted to find a similar organization here. That search led me to Nashville Rescue Mission.
What do you think is the most important thing the Mission does?
In my opinion, the most important thing the Mission does is to share the Gospel with anyone who walks through their doors. Whether a person is homeless or battling addiction, the Mission is helping them. Volunteering in the kitchen allows you to see this lifechange take place right before your eyes. I’ve heard many men share their stories of addiction, but through the love of Christ they received at the Mission, they have turned their lives around.
What motivated or prompted your gift?
I took a leap of faith when I started CDF. But I trusted God and committed to giving back to the community. Nashville Rescue Mission is one organization I chose to support. Traditionally, we’ve made a year-end gift, but two years ago we decided to make it a monthly recurring donation. We love supporting the Mission.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering or donating to Nashville Rescue Mission?
The Mission needs volunteers year-round, not just at Thanksgiving and Christmas. When COVID hit, and people were talking about essential businesses, I thought of the Mission. They are an essential business, and they need our help and support more than ever. If someone is thinking about getting involved and doesn’t know where to start, give me a call. I’m happy to meet them at the Mission, show them around, and tell them about all the ways we’re involved.