Out in the cold

Judy TackettOn this, one of the coldest nights of the year, Judy Tackett will be one of the people out at 12:30 a.m., looking for homeless people who don’t have shelter. The black bags she’s standing in front of hold warm blankets.

Judy is the communications coordinator for the Homelessness Commission in Nashville. The commission forms teams of volunteers and staff that roam the city in the wee hours of the morning, looking for people who could not come in from the cold. CRC plays a very small role in this effort. We store the blankets.

People do die during weather like this. The latest casualty was James Fulmer, who was found dead on the side porch of a church in East Nashville. He was homeless and on crutches. Unable to get to shelter.

I know that Judy would probably be much happier snuggled in her own warm bed tonight, but her passion is trying to alleviate the suffering of and getting housing for the homeless. Storing the blankets is the least CRC can do.

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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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