Tennessee: The Volunteer State We are known as the Volunteer State and earlier this year we were all challenged as we worked hard to help our neighbors during the devastating flood. This well-deserved reputation is historical in nature and takes on numerous meanings when you think of Tennessee’s volunteerism. This reputation is evident here in Middle Tennessee as we are blessed with an abundance of goodwill from individuals and organizations alike that contribute their time and resources throughout the year.
Season of Giving This time of year, as we pause to give thanks during Thanksgiving, celebrate the gift of life during Christmas, and reflect on memories of 2010 and the possibilities of the upcoming year, we naturally think of others and their needs and what we can do to help during the Season of Giving. Our community’s volunteer organizations work to fill the food banks, gather clothing for the needy, promote coat drives, and collect care packages for our men and women that volunteer there lives in the protection of all of us back home in the United States.
I became familiar with this organization via my friend and fellow REALTOR®, Marty Quimby of Prodential Woodmont Realty. Marty has volunteered her time for over 14 years to the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville.
*While working in a hospital I was saddened seeing so many people having to sleep on lobby couches and use public restrooms. When the Ronald McDonald House opened in Nashville, I knew I wanted to be part of it. Having the stress of a sick child is hard enough, but to be separated from your home and family makes it so much worse. The Ronald McDonald House provides a safe, comfortable place for these families and the staff here is incredible. I have been a volunteer for the last 14 years and am blessed to be part of such a wonderful endeavor.” Marty Quimby Please read the complete story…