Red Cross donates 120 cots to local non-profits

Red Cross donates 120 cots to local non-profits (Image 1)

The Nashville area American Red Cross donated 120 cots to two area non-profit organizations on Wednesday.

Twenty cots were given to Room in the Inn, while the remaining 100 went to the Nashville Rescue Mission.

“Nashville has a great spirit of collaboration and community involvement,” said Nashville Regional CEO, Joel Sullivan. “When I met with the Nashville Rescue Mission and we were talking about their needs and our needs and how we could collaborate, we determined there was a need for space. They have permanent sleeping facilities and they can also set up emergency sleeping arrangements, but they needed additional cots to do so.”

Both the Room in the Inn and the Nashville Rescue Mission provide shelter to individuals year around who do not have a permanent residence and are in need of a place to stay.

“I think it's important that we offer a safe, clean, warm place for people to be and what we try to do at our agencies is also provide hope for people to deal with their long term solutions,” said Rachel Hester, Executive Director for Room in the Inn.

Glenn Cranfield, President and CEO of the Nashville Rescue Mission added, “Our gratefulness and our thanks goes to American Red Cross and Room in the Inn and many of the other agencies as we work together to combat homelessness right here in Nashville. Together we can make a difference, and I think today is a great example of how we are working together.”

Click here for more information on the American Red Cross.

For more information on Room in the Inn or the Nashville Rescue Mission, visit their Web sites.

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