Skip to comments.No-Volunteering for Volunteer State
Posted on 05/04/2010 10:51:39 AM PDT by alleyesonCHRIST
I am proud to be a resident in a state known as the Volunteer State. Tennessee picked up that moniker when during the war of 1812 Tennesseans volunteered far and above the average to go fight for our country. Since that date Tennesseans have always had a very high volunteer rate for wars, for humanitarian relief efforts, for anything that requires being a "bit neighborly." From Davey Crockett in the Alamo to Sergent Alvin York in World War I, Tennesseans have been heroic in their volunteering efforts to such an extent that the name has become synonymous with the state. We are proud of our service after all serving others is the Christian way. We have named our sporting teams thusly. Yet, sadly, no one seems to be taking much notice of the fact that middle Tennessee is calling out for help of its own at the moment.
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I´ve got 6 Mexicans standing by ready to help clean up if they could get a visa, they would volunteer.
PLEASE help publicize this! There is a LOCAL RADIOTHON (thank you ClearChannel!!!!!) going on RIGHT NOW. Here is the link with photos and ways to contribute. You can listen live or donate..PLEASE consider doing BOTH and if you know another way to get this information OUT, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. Radiothon is going on NOW!!!
We live here now and it is DEVASTATING!!!!
I emailed a few of the bloggers (MM first) and begged them to even provide a link or something...no response.
The flood warning for the river thru downtown has just been extended until THURSDAY. It is supposed to rain again on Friday. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!!
“Sergent Alvin York in World War I, Tennesseans have been heroic in their volunteering efforts”. Alvin York was DRAFTED and did NOT “volunteer”.
If some organization is willing to pay my way there and for me to stay somewhere, I’d head down there.
Middle Tn. isn’t the only ones hurting. There are people here in the Memphis, Millington, Tipton County that have lost everything.
Not one word from the President yet??
Not even a “please pray for Tennessee”??
Im in Nashville and I have to agree.
Youd think that 3 cable news-channels running 24 hours-a-day could give this flood some coverage, even with the oil spill and NYC terrorist attempt.
Nashville is devastated. Everyone I know is affected in varying degrees. The death count is rising. The two major tourism sites, downtown and Opryland, are seriously damaged and no one can guess when and if theyll be operating again. The cresting river came within inches of knocking out Metro Water Services, serving 600,000 thousand people. Unknown numbers of residents have lost everything because they didnt have flood insurance couldnt buy it because their homes werent considered to be in floodplains and will have to start over.
Here on the gulf coast, which is bible belt and from where people often volunteer, there is hardly any news about this.
It’s all oil spill all the time, because that fits the MSM template. Even during the TS bomber conference they still have oil spill going on the news.
I thought Opryland closed a few years ago?
I’ve got a call in to my sib who’s an MD at Vanderbilt to see how my help would be best given.
Opryland the theme park closed. In it they built a mall and a HUGE and now very famous Gaylord Opryland Hotel and a new Grand Ole Opry theater. All are flooded.
Some areas are just storm racked, some are devastated. If you want to hear more, just listen live at the link above. The stories are heartbreaking.
Vandy area is OK, but some areas within 15miles of it are destroyed. Downtown is about 3 miles from Vandy and underwater with no power.
Gaylord Opryland Resort closed due to flooding:
Rush, Hannity et al are preempted today for a Flood Relief Radiothon. The five local Clear Channel radio stations are running it all day. Donations go to:
We’re not Blue enough.
Just found out from Dad, they are trapped at home by road flooding but on a hill far above the water so all safe.
My blog is small, but I will certainly post the contact info.
Opryland Hotel doesn’t look like it will be open again for some time.
THANK YOU! I am listening live on the radio and even truckers who drive thru town are calling in with money.
Hopefully word will get out and more will either post or make a donation!
At least they are safe! Water is OK for now but they are begging everyone to conserve. Dont do laundry, car wash, water lawn, etc. Use the minimum,
Cumberland River is over 50’ and flooding is 40’. That is the river that runs right thru downtown.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
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