A message to all members of Tea Party Nation
Help Nashville today!By Online Thursday, May 6, 2010
As many of you may know, Tea Party Nation is based just outside of Nashville. Last Friday evening, it started raining in Nashville. In 48 hours, we received almost 14 inches of rain. That is twice the previous record and to put it in perspective, that is an amount of rain that Nashville usually receives during the entire month of May.
The result of such a sudden onslaught of water has been a 500 year flood. Nashville’s downtown is flooded as are many residential areas. The beautiful Opryland hotel, the site three months ago of the National Tea Party Convention, has been wrecked by the floods.
Now, as the flood waters recede, the need for help grows. Families have lost loved ones, pets, belongings and their homes.
Nashville needs your help today and it is time for the Tea Party movement to act.
One of the underpinnings of the Tea Party is love of country and love of neighbor. There are a number of groups that are helping out. These three groups take online donations:
We need you to do three things.
First, go online and contribute. When you contribute, let them know your donation was from a member of the Tea Party.
Second, consider a relief drive at your church or school. Many of the people who lost their homes in this disaster did not have flood insurance. Many have lost everything. Items needed include clothing and cleaning supplies, as well as personal hygiene supplies. Tea Party Nation will be following up with a list of organizations that are accepting goods and supplies and where they can be sent.
Finally, take this email and forward it to your email list and also repost this (with approval) on websites you maybe on.
Nashville is an example of the best of America. When this disaster struck, there was no looting. Instead, neighbor helped neighbor and friend helped friend.
Now, it is our turn to help Nashville.