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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...

There’s More to Cooking Than Just Food

“I think everyone should know how to cook. Teaching a person how to cook quick, healthy meals—especially someone who lives in a community with limited food access—can empower them, and that in t...

Redeemed By Grace

“I woke to the smell of burning rubber and the sound of my daughter screaming, ‘Mommy, mommy!’ Everything was blurry, but I remember hearing my two and a half-year-old saying, ‘Mommy it’s ok...

The Sound of Ministry

Most people know the homeless can go to Nashville Rescue Mission and receive food, clothing, and shelter. The Mission does that and so much more. And now it sounds even better thanks to Frank Baird, A...

Homeless Not Hopeless: Kenneth’s Story

Still in his hospital gown, Kenneth arrived at Nashville Rescue Mission on October 24, 2017, by way of discharge from a local hospital. He had no family, no money, and nowhere to go—he was homeless...

Matty Mullins

I started a hair product company a couple of years ago called On Point Pomade. We had a surplus of about 2,000 combs at the end of 2017, so I asked around to find out which homeless shelter would have...

Mission in My Words: Kevin Avery

A couple of years ago, my wife Tracy and I were invited to attend Nashville Rescue Mission’s annual Hearts of Hope luncheon. It was an excellent opportunity to support a cause that is near and dear ...

It’s About Christ and The Kids

It’s been 12 years, and Gina hasn’t stopped praying for the kids she met during her first visit to Nashville Rescue Mission. “My first interaction with the Mission began through a couple who was...

A Brand New Start

Abused from an early age, Natasha describes her childhood as a place filled with darkness. “I had no direction, no self-worth, and no boundaries. I was lost.” When I got pregnant at 14, I was pres...

Faithful To Serve

When John walks through the doors of the kitchen, eyes light up, and he is greeted with hellos and high fives. He’s no stranger to the Mission. Since retiring from his work as a veterinarian almost ...

Celebrating Easter

Easter is more than bunnies, baskets, and colored eggs. Easter is about hope, resurrection, and new life. It’s about celebrating the greatest miracle the world has ever known—Jesus rising from the...

Mission In My Words: Rob Frazier

I have lived in Nashville for nearly 40 years, but only in the last 18 have I had an awareness of Nashville Rescue Mission. In 2000, I retired from a full-time music career as a Christian recording ar...

Danny Gokey: Mission In My Words

I know what it’s like to be ashamed of your situation. Embarrassed by your circumstances. Down on your luck and desperate for a chance—any chance—to earn a living and provide for your family. Wh...