Hi there,

It’s been 5 days since the rain came down and drowned part of our city.  Most of the water has drained or dried since Monday when the last raindrop fell.  There are still lakes in places where there fields and buildings, businesses and homes used to be.  Everyone has been affected somehow.  It’s amazing to me how a disaster like this one can define a people and strengthen or weaken a community.  I am proud to say that Nashville is made up of some of the most giving neighbors I have ever seen.  As an adopted Nashvillean, I have witnessed real heroes.  Normal people in extraordinary situations doing extraordinary things for their fellow man.  The national news did not cover much of what happened here a few days ago.  But that’s ok, we are taking care of it.  We got it.  After all, Tennessee is the “Volunteer” state.  If there’s a need, Nashvilleans will step up and fill the gap.

Things are slowly but surely getting back to normal.  For those who lost their homes, help is getting to them.  There are many donation sites throughout the city where anyone can donate clothes and food.  There are accounts set up for monetary donations for flood victims.  The damage is immense.

Downtown Nashville.

The Grand Ole Opry

Opry Mills and Opryland Hotel.

Titans Stadium / LP Field

Opryland Hotel

Aerial shot of Downtown Nashville

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If you would like to help you can visit here, here, or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to disaster relief.

My brother already posted this video on his blog, but I wanted to repost here because it is beautifully made.  Awesome images of a terrible event.

Thanks for your prayers and support.

~L

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