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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...

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 ...