5.11.2010

Some blogger help

It's kinda ironic that my last post was titled Bring the outside in. It's not always a good thing when the outside comes in, like flooding in. This post should actually be titled KEEP THE OUTSIDE OUT.

Why?

Exhibit A- The Tennessee flooding


This is the street that my good friend Stephanie (SabbeSpot) grew up on and also where her Mom still lives.  In this case the outside should have stayed out.

But it didn't.

It came all the way up to her peep hole in their door.


Which means her entire home was filled with nasty, bacteria infested water.


Imagine all of your things, I mean EVERYTHING, having to be thrown away because they are not salvageable.


And she is not the only one.  This is what the whole street looks like.



But out of the disaster comes love.  Do you know what the state of TN is known as?  I didn't.

It's the volunteer state!


Out of all that nastiness comes such a beautiful sight... complete strangers coming together to help and clean up the mess and rebuild.  Rebuild one wall, one floor, one life at a time.

So my fellow bloggers, lets help one wall, one floor and one home be rebuilt again.  Go visit Stephanie's blog to see more pictures and to learn how you can help.


(photos taken by Stephanie from SabbeSpot)

24 comments:

Olivia said...

It's great to see that you're trying to raise awareness about this tragedy. Nashville needs as much help as possible during this time.

Cristin said...

Thanks for sharing... thinking and praying for all those touched by this flood. Off to Stephanie's blog.

xo,
cristin

A Perfect Gray said...

unbelievable. hard to imagine that folks are going thru this. makes our hearts hurt, doesn't it..?

Stephanie Sabbe said...

Sweet girl! You make New England feel a little bit more southern:) I can't wait to hear about you trying on wedding dresses for a change of pace.

Things That Inspire said...

This makes me wonder why Nashville is not receiving more nationwide media attention for this devastation? Thanks for the post, off to check Stephanie's blog too.

pve design said...

oh dear!

Sweet Nothings said...

im going over now. i am so saddened and dissappointed that this is not on every news channel and that hollywood hasnt rushed to do a telethon to help our own neighbors.

Praying for the people of TN

Marija said...

Ditto Things That Inspire. I'm so glad you posted. Taking your advice and visiting Stephanie to see what the rest of us can do to help...

Karena said...

I am so saddened to see this devastation for so many families. I wish I could do much more...

Karena

Art by Karena

My Interior Life said...

Thanks for sharing this. I "blog met" Stephanie a few weeks back when she left a comment on my blog. I live in Franklin (just outside the Nashville line), and it has been surreal the last week. No one had any idea our city was going to flood last weekend. The national media gave us a few minutes after the failed bombing attempt and the oil spill. Thousands of people have been affected, and it's absolutely devastating to see the effects. Thanks for drawing attention to this historical disaster. I'm going to link to Stephanie's post as well as her photos are heart-wrenching and show the real tragedy.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Oh goodness. Let's hope the situation there improves as quickly as possible.

Kelly

Rachel said...

Such a terrible disaster.
But it's beautiful that it is bringing out the best in people.

I hope that the situation gets better soon.

sarah :: this is jackson riley said...

thank you so much for sharing this - something about other people helping each other out in the face of huge, hard obstacles, wow, it just makes me feel really good inside.

damn, that was totally cheesy, but there's no other way to say it.

CourtneyMc said...

Thanks for sharing this! I work in downtown Nashville and all of this has just been unbelievable. But I am SUPER proud to live here. The Red Cross said when they got here, they were a bit underwhelmed with how much of their help was needed, not because there weren't needs, but because so many individuals/volunteer/church groups were already meeting those needs. We are Nashville, indeed.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

devastating, thinking of them
Thanks for posting

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

This weekend my husband and I were discussing how the media poorly handles large news events...they cannot seem to multitask....all we've heard about here is the Times Square bomber and the UVA murder, both important but why is Nashville not getting coverage? I am off to look at her site. Thanks for sharing. What a tragedy.

Deliciously Organized said...

Such a tragedy, definitely all need to come together and help.

Kara said...

We lived through massive flooding in Iowa and it's amazing how everyone helps each other how.

I never want to do it again though.

Jennifer said...

thanks for sharing this! I grew up about an hour from Nashville and have lots of friends there. a lot of the city was affected and it hasn't been covered as much as many people think it should have been. thanks for the help getting the word out!

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I have been looking for a way to help, and I really appreciate you posting this.

Emily A. Clark said...

Both my sister and brother live in Nashville but neither of their homes were affected, thank the Lord. My brother and his fiance closed on their house the day before the rain started! It's a sad situation that doesn't seem to be getting much attention.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I was really moved by the pictures you shared. Such devestation. I'm Canadian and have to contend with snow but flooding and huricanes are foreign to me. It was good to read that people are coming together to help each other out.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I didn't realize how bad it was, since I don't have family of friends there. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Hello Lover... said...

How heartbreaking - I can't even imagine going through this. It's so nice to see how people are coming out to help!