An interview with Scott Carroll, PE Chief Operating Officer ECHO Power Engineering, LLC
How did ECHO Power first get involved in with Nashville Rescue Mission?
ECHO Power first connected with the Mission through their annual Hearts of Hope Luncheon. We were impressed with the work they are doing, but the Mission’s emphasis on the Gospel and its life-changing power is what made us want to get involved in a deeper way.
What prompted your business’s first financial gift to the Mission?
After the Hearts of Hope event, we decided to take the “I Had No Idea” tour. Our team was blown away by the sheer number of people being helped, as well as the scope of work being done. We felt strongly that we needed to provide our financial support. The tour helped us understand both the need in the community and the impact the Mission was having on people in need.
What do you think is the most important thing Nashville Rescue Mission does for the Nashville community?
I think the Mission restores hope to the hopeless. I think the hand that is extended to the homeless gives them hope that there could be a better, different day in their future. For those who are not homeless and see the work of the Mission, I think it restores hope in their fellow man to know that there are still people willing to help those in need while expecting nothing in return.
“The tour helped us understand both the need in the community and the impact the Mission was having on people in need.”
What would you tell someone who is thinking about making a gift to the Mission?
If you want to really make a difference, give to the Mission. Your financial gift will make a huge impact on the lives of those they serve. Also, I would highly encourage anyone interested in learning more about the Mission attend an event to hear directly from those being helped. I don’t know how you can hear their stories and not be impacted. I certainly know I was!