Happy Birthday Sara! Can’t believe you’re a year old today!
Sara – One Year Ago! Happy Birthday my little Sara bean!!
REBUILD HOUSING CLINICS TO BEGIN MEETING WITH CITIZENS THIS SATURDAY
ReBuild Clinics will be held this weekend by appointment to provide one-on-one sessions designed to help Nashvillians affected by the flood pull together an action plan for moving forward with the recovery process. Initial clinics are scheduled for Saturday, May 22, in six locations. A team of advisors will help individuals and families evaluate the resources available to them and work with them to create a personal plan for recovery and rebuilding. Participants will have the option to schedule follow-up appointments at nonprofit sponsor agencies. They will also have the option of requesting follow-up case management.
******Beginning Thursday, May 20, individuals and families can call 862-6778 to make an appointment.******* Callers will be advised of the information they should bring with them to the ReBuild Clinic. Sessions-tailored for both renters and owners will be conducted by three core team members familiar with disaster and housing resources, personal finance, and the construction process. Other disciplines such as legal, social service, CPAs will be on hand at each site to provide support as necessary.
Following are the sites for tomorrow:
Grace Church of the Nazarene
2620 Pennington Bend Rd, Nashville , TN 37214
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1112 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208
Bellevue Church of Christ
7401 Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN 37221
Antioch United Methodist
41 Tusculum Road, Antioch, TN 37013
Riverwood Church of Christ
1904 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
St. Luke’s Community House
5601 New York Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
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Leaders from Service International (SI), a non-profit disaster relief organization headquartered in Chesterfield, Mo., are partnering with Bellevue Church of Christ to provide clean-up efforts for residents whose homes have been damaged by the flood.
SI was founded in 1993 and has since provided disaster clean-up services around the world including during the 2005 Katrina clean up.
Nashville area homeowners:
If you need help with flood cleanup from SI, download and complete the application below and return to Bellevue church of Christ
Nashville area volunteers:
- Meet Daily – from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., come to Bellevue Church of Christ, 7401 Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN 37221.
- Every volunteer must sign a release form. These forms are available at Bellevue Church of Christ, or print one out at the bottom of this page.
- Ages 16 and older can volunteer; however, anyone between the ages of 16 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Wear sturdy shoes, long pants (no shorts). Expect to get dirty!
- T-shirts and work gloves will be provided.
- A simple sack lunch will be provided.
- Transportation to the clean-up site will be provided.
Volunteers require no special training or professional skills. Crew chiefs will be assigned to each work site to give clear directions.
Download and print these Volunteer Release Forms and take them with you when you report to the volunteer staging site at Bellevue Church of .
Bellevue Church of Christ has also partnered with Hilltop Rescue of Nashville for churches, groups, & individuals outside of the Nashville area who need lodging while working on flood cleanup. Workers will be required to complete a release form before beginning work with Hilltop Rescue (see link below). Please contact the Bellevue church office for more information or to schedule your group (615-646-9828).
Nashville area homeowners:
If you need help with flood cleanup, download and complete the application below for Hilltop Rescue and return to Bellevue church of Christ
(download and complete the application and return to Bellevue church of Christ)
Financial help would also be welcomed as the Bellevue Church of Christ eldership will use ALL funds to cover the extenuating circumstances of those in need. Checks can be made out to the Bellevue Church of Christ (note “Flood Relief” in the memo line), and delivered to the church office at 7401 Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN 37221.
This Wednesday night (05/12/2010), Bellevue Church of Christ will be having a special service that will include a short devotional and then a seminar led by Drs. Jake and Melanie Morris from Lipscomb University on coping with disasters. Devotional will start at 7:00 p.m. Please see the image below for more details and address. Click HERE for map/directions. (Please Reblog, RT, or Share).
Bellevue Church of Christ
7401 Highway 70 South
Nashville, TN 37221
My thoughts on the 35th annual One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis, IN
One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon
May 8, 2010
My Run: Overall, the One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon (Mini) in Indianapolis was my fifth half marathon, and my third long-distance race in the last six weeks (Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on 03/28 & Country Music Marathon on 04/24). This was the second year in a row that I have run the Mini, which is the largest half marathon and fifth largest road race in the U.S. with 35,000 runners. The Mini is part of the month-long 500 Festival that leads up to the Indianapolis 500.
I traveled to Indianapolis with my good friend Nathan Wright. When Nathan is in top form, he has proven to have a little more speed than me (sub 1:40 PR for the half, compared to my 1:44 PR). However, Nathan had not run a long distance event since the 2009 Country Music Half Marathon, and had only begun running again in February of this year after dealing with a foot injury. Prior to the race we had discussed shooting for an 8:00 min per mile pace through the first 9 or 10 miles, and then each of us would decide how much gas we had left for the finish. If we carried that pace to the end, we would finish in 1:45. Our plan was to start out conservatively (which is a must due to crowd congestion), and then pick it up slowly over the course of the race.
The weather was a mixture of good and bad. It was an overcast day, and temperatures were ideal, with upper 40s at the start and mid 50s at the finish. However, the wind was blowing around 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Given that Indianapolis is very flat, the terrain offered little protection. This was slightly concerning as the wind blew my hat down the street while Nathan and I were running our warmup stride-outs.
This is a follow-up on my earlier posts. Please help if you can. For more information contact Bonnie Duckworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me Timothy Agee (email@example.com / Twitter: @timagee):
Your help is needed in three ways:
- Between 600-800 volunteers are needed for clean- up efforts all over the Bellevue area on Saturday and Sunday. Please come to the Bellevue Church of Christ building this Saturday, May 8, by 8:00 a.m. If this starting time should change, you will be notified.
- We are also in need on Thursday and Friday to help in the homes that have been under water. Workers should be prepared for filthy and unsanitary conditions – bring gloves and shovels and utility knives if you have them. Needs are coming in throughout each day as we are operating in a crises mode. Volunteers should come to the church building for directing to the sites.
- Financial help would also be welcomed as the Bellevue eldership will use all additional funds to cover the extenuating circumstances of those in need.
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Please see the message below from Bonnie Duckworth with Bellevue Church of Christ regarding the urgent need for help in the Bellevue community. We have no phone service in Bellevue, so she can be reached via email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can DM me through Twitter @timagee or via email – email@example.com for more information. Many I have spoken with have said that they are in the process of planning how they can help. To be perfectly honest, by the time they finish planning, it will be too late. These homes are beginning to grow mold & mildew, and will soon be unsalvageable. Please help if you can. Thanks for your consideration!
As most of you know, the Bellevue area has been devastated by flood waters. We have members who have lost their homes and everything they own to water. They have asked for our help. We need men who are able to help with furniture and carpet removal from the flooded homes of our members. If you know of anyone who is able to help, please have them come to the church and see me for the location where help has been requested. Volunteers should bring utility knives and shovels w/a flat edges for scraping (I know – I’m not a tool expert). They should also bring work gloves if they have them. The Health Dept. is advising that everyone have current tetanus vaccinations. We will provide food for lunch and plenty of water.
We continue to have no phone service so communications have been a major problem. I’m back up on the internet thanks to a pc card. Steve also has internet service. We are trying to hear something from each church member and will appreciate a brief account of anyone where you know their situation. Please pass this message along to those with whom you may be in contact.
Your help in this effort will be appreciated more than you will ever know.
Secretary, Bellevue Church of Christ
I would also add that there is lots of drywall work to be done, so if you have the appropriate tools, that would also be very helpful.
I’ve heard several people today saying they hadn’t heard much information about ways they could help those affected by the flooding in Nashville. To that end, below are two opportunities to provide assistance to flood victims in the Bellevue community:
(1) I (Tim Agee) will be taking a group from my house to assist a couple in Newsom Station with significant flood damage. We will be removing tile, sheet rock, cabinets, etc. We are meeting at 8:30am (05/05) at my house if you can assist. Send me a DM on twitter @timagee or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help. If we happen to finish early, there are lots of other houses in the area that need help, or we can go meetup with the group from Bellevue Church of Christ (see below).
(2) Alan Thompson, deacon at Bellevue Church of Christ, is putting together work crews to go out and help flood victims tomorrow morning (05/05). If you can help, please meet at the Bellevue Church of Christ parking lot at 9:00 am, Wednesday morning. Crews will go to River Plantation, the Meadows, etc. and assist as needed in moving furniture, carpet, etc. from homes that have been flooded. Even if you can only work one or two hours, your help will definitely be appreciated.