We love the Baptists

 

The burly boys from the First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, are at the airport warehouse this morning, unloading new dressers and nightstands from a furniture truck that drove all the way from Wisconsin. It’s a trans-American day here. We’re pretty excited because now we have stocked an entire house-worth of new furniture for flood survivors who are just getting back home. And there a lot of them, let me tell you.

I asked one of the chaperones why the church picked Nashville instead of one of the fresher disasters in Alabama or Missouri. One reason, the youth minister is from Nashville. Lucky us. The other reason was, sadly, so true. “There’s always going to be a disaster somewhere,” he said.

We have seemed to have our share this year. Sometimes I wonder if there are enough big-hearted volunteers to go around, to cover all the bases at the next flood or tornado or hurricane. But that’s the wonderful thing about Americans. There are enough of them to go around. Just like on the precise day at the precise time that the 54-foot semi arrived from Wisconsin, the burly boys from Richmond arrived to help.

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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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