Senior Power!

DSCN0723We have a lot of senior centers that partner with CRC. And one of the comforting things I’ve learned over the years is that all of them are actually run by seniors. There’s probably a politically correct name for seniors now, like “advanced citizens” or “people who are just smarter than me.”  But don’t think they sit around playing bingo (although that would be fun every now and again). This is Marianne Watson. She runs the Perry County Council on Aging and she has the most piercing blue, blue eyes you’ve ever seen. She and her husband, Tom, were at CRC today getting a massive desk set someone donated for her new office.

Marianne is embarking on a major building campaign, renovating an old factory building for a new senior center. That’s remarkable in itself in this rotten economy. But a side product of her project is that she will be putting people to work. Perry County has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. More than 20 percent of the county’s residents are out of work.  That sad fact even caught the attention of the New York Times, which published an article about the county’s economic struggles.

Marianne is in the trenches every day, not only serving her clients but helping to boost her community’s spirits. Nice work at any age.

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About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: www.crcnashville.org Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

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