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Mission in My Words: Stacy Case

I’ve always been drawn to people, especially children, down on their luck. For so many, the root cause of their current circumstance can be traced back to either abuse or untreated mental illness. T...

God’s Prompting to Pray

“Several years ago I felt a strong prompting from the Lord to pray for the women staying at the Mission. The funny thing is, at the time, I didn’t think women were staying there.”   GodR...

Searching For A Safe Place

“Nashville was the closest city I could afford to get to when I bought our bus tickets out of town,” said Christine. “I couldn’t imagine staying one more night in Southtown (public housing in ...

Thanksgiving At The Mission 2018

On Tuesday, Tracy Lawrence teamed up with Nashville Rescue Mission for the thirteenth annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry. We fried over 500 turkeys together for our Great Thanksgiving Banquet. Tuesda...

Henry’s Sock Donation

When Henry found out there are families living with no home, he decided to help the homeless for his “give back” to the community project. He was hoping to collect or raise money for 100 pairs ...

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 ...