From the reports I’ve received, no one in the immediate DPC family was injured and for that we may be grateful. But the apartment building of one of our nursery workers, Samantha Barclay was destroyed. Suzie Lane is keeping in touch with her and will let us know how we can help.
John Booth’s condo complex was hit hard – two buildings were pretty much destroyed – but John reports that his unit, while without power, is “relatively intact.” I’ll keep you up to date with any needs he may have.
Michael Korak and Dena Swoner are without power or cell coverage and their neighborhood roads are pretty much impassable. But they are OK and expect to be at the church tomorrow.
As I learn more, I’ll pass along more information.
A good place to check will be our DPC Facebook pages:
And feel free to post there or send on to me any news you may receive.
Below are a few resources recommended for anyone wishing to help with hands-on efforts as well as donations. They’ve all done good work in similar emergencies.
- Community Foundation – cfmt.org – for monetary contributions
- Hands On Nashville – hon.org – for going out with hands and feet
- Restore the Dream – [email protected] – giving, volunteering and needing to request assistance
- Red Cross – redcross.org – for blood and other donations of assistance
We will keep you posted if we need specific volunteer help. As many of you remember from the flood, longer term needs can be forgotten over time after the first immediate response, so our goal is to stay aware and ready to help.
Grace and peace,