Monday, May 10, 2010

Mercy Ministries Staff and Volunteers Help in Nashville’s Flood

Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas suffered the worst flood ever recorded in history on the weekend of May 2 and 3. The devastation is vast with thousands of homes destroyed and multiple families having lost nearly everything they own. Entire communities were completely wiped out as well as the downtown area of Nashville sustaining major damage – (click here to view slideshow from The Tennessean.com).

Through the efforts of the people of Nashville as well as many area churches, many families are slowly getting the help they so desperately need. The Mercy Ministries staff were spared any major damage, yet we knew we must reach out to the community and assist with the monumental flood relief efforts.

This past weekend, some of our Mercy Ministries staff, volunteers and community board members partnered with Cross Point Church to assist in the clean-up efforts. We are so blessed to live in a community that comes together to help one another and were grateful to do a small part to help. Mercy staff plan to assist on other work days in the coming weeks as well.

“Saturday is a day I'll never forget. I've been a part of teams that have served around the world - but never have I seen, felt, or smelled anything like I did in my own backyard. My heart was full of joy to see so many volunteers come together to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the flood victims in Nashville.”, Whitney Nall, Community Relations Manager for Mercy Ministries

“So excited that Mercy Ministries partnered with Cross Point Church in this flood relief effort. The outpouring of volunteers has been such a blessing.”, Pete Wilson, Senior Pastor of Cross Point Church

Relief efforts are still underway in Nashville and surrounding areas and will be going on for months. The damage to Nashville alone hit $1.5 billion. To find out how you can help, visit Cross Point Church’s flood relief page: https://secure3.agroup.com/crosspoint/flood_fund.html