Nashville Flood Relief

If you’ve been watching the news you probably have a pretty good idea of the devastating floods we’ve experienced here in Nashville over the weekend. I’ve been here my whole life and I’ve never seen anything like this!! There are entire subdivisions submerged underwater. Check out this video CNN showed that illustrates the power of this Nashville Flood.

We literally have dozens of families in our church who either have lost or are dangerously close to losing everything and hundreds more who are going to have serious damage from these devastating floods.

We’ve closed all of our Cross Point offices for tomorrow and are encouraging our staff to help with local flood relief.

If you can make it please feel free to join us. We’re going to meet at the Bellevue Campus at 10 AM to divide into teams and start helping with clean up.

If you can make it please bring a broom, shovel or anything else you can think of that might be helpful in our clean up efforts.

For those of you around the country who have asked how you might help we’ve set up a special FLOOD FUND where you or your church can make a donation. Many of our families who are losing everything DO NOT have flood insurance. Any donation will be extremely helpful as we try to help our families put their lives back together.

28 Responses to “Nashville Flood Relief”

  1. Kathi Waddle says:

    If you need any help with clean up and recovery let the Tennessee Southern Baptist Disaster Relief know. I know they will be mobilizing their volunteers and I know that Texas will probably be sending people. I will let you know if I am able to deploy (I am a Yellow Hat)

  2. jeb wilson says:

    I’d love to come out and help, but I cant come out until 1230 or 1… how can i meet up with you guys?

  3. Jami says:

    I wish I didn’t have to go to work! I would so be on that!

  4. Pete Wilson says:

    Just come to the Bellevue campus Jeb. We’ll be coordinating efforts from there all day.

  5. Britney says:

    Praying for you guys! And spreading the word to my church body.
    .-= Britney´s last blog ..ISTEP season is upon us =-.

  6. Tabitha Woodward says:

    I need your help!! I am a single mom of 2 teenagers, we live on a very tight budget and have no extra income to help with flood expenses we have incrued already. $3000 into draining and hopefully drying my basement to prevent mold, as well as removal of damaged items. I am also going to have to replace to fairly new heating/air units. I am not in a financial situation to handle these things and would be so appreciative of any help being offered and I would love to give back in in way possible. I am a flower designer and could donate my time for you church floral needs. I have never been one to ask for help, But I am desperate…I have to figure a way to get the ac running asap so my children can return from their Father’s house.

    THank you and Bless you!
    Tabitha

  7. Pete,

    As Someone who experienced the flooding in Austell GA last year my heart and prayers go out to your congregation and those in the nashville area. I’ll be praying for you all and will do what i can from here in ATL. I’ll be watching you all closely so please keep us up-to-date so if we need to send any “supplies” we can coordinate efforts down here.

    God bless you all!!

  8. […] of my bloggy friends in Nashville – Brandi and Pete Wilson – have put some more details on their blogs, including a link to donate to the Flood […]

  9. Laura Anne says:

    We’ve experienced this kind of thing a few times in the UK over the last few years, and it’s horrible. Praying for you guys, and know it’s inspiring to see the community coming together as family to restore what has been damaged, helping one another.

    God always brings good out of crappy situations.
    .-= Laura Anne´s last blog ..Floods in Nashville =-.

  10. Melissa Trull says:

    I have alot of girls clothes (sizes 0-3 months up to 24 months), adult clothes and household items that I would love to donate to any families who need it. Please let me know if you are taking these types of donations.

  11. Mercedes says:

    Hi Pete,

    I continue to pray for you all. Like I said on twitter to you, God is on the move and have peace that good and much blessing WILL come out of this situation despite the present fear and chaos. The united effort churches like yours are already doing to bring help to those in need is testimony to that.

    I wish to give some money to help but trying to work out whether sending it from the UK will cause any extra charges on the credit card or work out to be far too expensive. Sorry to think of these things at this time, but my husband will tell me off later if I don’t look into this properly.

    Bear with me. I will find a way round it!

    Mercedes

  12. Praying for everyone in Nashville and spreading the word on how the rest of us can help.
    .-= Dusty Rayburn´s last blog ..Be the Hand of God =-.

  13. Barbara says:

    I don’t know what will come of this, but I sent this link to my church, to the person in charge of disaster relief…
    I’ll be praying.

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  15. chris says:

    pete..

    how can crossroads help?? we want to do something..are supplies needed? physical help? what is the best way to help?

  16. Nashville says:

    […] If youve been watching the news you probably have a pretty good idea of the devastating floods weve experienced here in Nashville over the weekend. Ive been. […]

  17. […] can also go and help. Pete and the Crosspoint team will put you to […]

  18. name says:

    Your Site Is Great!,

  19. ryan guard says:

    Do we need to plan a mission trip to come out and help?
    .-= ryan guard´s last blog ..Baby Guard Yard Sale =-.

  20. gabe says:

    Don’t really have a lot of money to share at this moment, but I’m unemployed and would love to give a helping hand. What can I do to help. If there is a place to camp there I could donate a weeks labor to help.

  21. […] very quickly, offering shelter and food to those driven from their homes by the flood waters. Pete Wilson’s Cross Point Church was among them, and on Wilson’s web site you can see some of the damage caused by these wild […]

  22. Eric Pearson says:

    Where was Jim Cooper our Congressman?

    I believe many of us have become complacent with our elected officials within government. For instance, many of us have grow accustomed to the norm of having politicians like Jim Cooper working for the lobbyist and self interest groups, but not for the best interest of We the People and our Nation.

    As patriotic Americans we must remember it hasn’t always been this way. Before Jim Cooper, we within the 5th district of Tennessee had elected many great statesmen to represent us within the U.S. Congress.

    As you may already know, I’m one of the candidates running against Jim Cooper. However this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to elect me to the U.S. Congress in order to fix this injustice. What is most important here is we need to replace Jim Cooper with someone that will live up to the words of being “our representative” in Congress.

    Thank you, and God bless the Republic of the United States of America.

    Eric Pearson, Democratic Party candidate for US Congress in the 5th district, Tennessee.

    • Teresa Cartwright says:

      Jim Cooper has been advocating for flood victim since the beginning of the flood situation. He continues to advocate for
      flood victims. He has had my vote and continues to have my vote. He is my current congressman and was my congressman when I lived in Lawrence County. He is doing as awesome job.

      • Teresa Cartwright says:

        I forgot to mention that my husband, daughter and I are flood victims. Jim
        Cooper’s office has been very helpful to us.
        I know that you want to get elected but
        please check your fact and check with folks that have been affected by the flood before you make such strong statements. I respectfully disagree with your statements against Jim Cooper. In my book, he rocks.

  23. […] Pete lives in Nashville, which has been slammed with crazy rains and flooding this last weekend. He’s posted on his blog about ways people – both local and across the country – can […]

  24. […] shared across the organization—very different!  7-An Outward Focus–again, when the Nashville flood hit, there was no question “if” but “when and where” CrossPoint would jump […]

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