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Mission in My Words: Matthew West

A few years ago I had the opportunity to perform a concert at a church for those who had recently donated to Nashville Rescue Mission. Joining those who were being thanked for their gift to the Missi...

Breaking Bread

“You never know what someone is going through.”   A Long History Serving at the Mission is like coming home for Victoria. In the late 70s, she spent two years working in the building ...

Thank You for Giving

“No one should go hungry, at Thanksgiving or any other day,” said Rev. Glenn Cranfield, president and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission.   Open Doors “Especially in a country as great as ours...

Mission in My Words: Charlie Daniels

Nashville Rescue Mission is like a lighthouse in a stormy sea for some people who fly below our radar much of the time. The dispossessed, the forgotten, the shunned, the ones who carry around a pain i...

YOU Make Thanksgiving Amazing!

“As you join your family around the table to celebrate this Thanksgiving, know the men, women, and children who find refuge at Nashville Rescue Mission are thankful for you.”   The Number...

The Gift of Volunteering

“There’s a part of volunteering that feels selfish.”   Yearly Tradition For the last four years, Lee and his children Lucy and Michael have spent either Thanksgiving or Christmas at...

Mission in My Words: Judith Tackett

In 1999, I met a street entrepreneur by the name of Earnest Riggs who sold pencils. He was homeless. One of my best friends, a Metro Police Sargent, befriended Earnest and linked him with social servi...

Why I Serve

“Thank you for talking to me.” Those words, spoken by a man experiencing homelessness touched Plamen’s heart in a way he finds difficult to explain.”   From Bulgaria to Na...

From Surviving To Thriving

“I’ve spent more than half my life behind bars. It’s where I learned how to survive. Today, I’m the pastor of a church, and God has blessed me with a beautiful wife and a beautiful...

Practice Makes Perfect

“I spent 30 years working as an editor of a sports magazine—Not giving anything back, and certainly not giving enough. I decided I needed to do something, not for myself, but to help others.’...

Mission in My Words: Dr. Todd Jones

I have known of the wonderful work of Nashville Rescue Mission since moving to Nashville in 2002, to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Our church is committed to ministries that serve ...

Learning to Trust God

“I went from being a stay-at-home mom to a full-blown addict, homeless, addicted to meth—and asking myself, ‘How did I get here?’”   Growing Up Too Fast “I missed having a chi...

Lelan Statom: Mission In My Words

I’ve considered myself a part of the Mission’s family for almost 20 years. It started with a partnership between the Mission and NewsChannel 5 and has evolved beyond the scope of what I do at work...

Everyone Has Something To Give

When the kids from Cora Howe Exceptional School arrive at Nashville Rescue Mission each Wednesday morning, there are plenty of smiles to go around. “The kids are always so excited when they get off...

Heat Takes a Toll on The Homeless

Last summer, Nashville saw a near-record number of 90+ degree-days. In fact, between June 1 and August 30 the day’s high hit 90 or above for a total of 45 days, and in many cases, the heat index hit...

Mission In My Words: Stu Grimson

I first became aware of Nashville Rescue Mission and its efforts to care for the homeless while playing for the Nashville Predators during the 2001-02 season. The team was and continues to be very inv...