The “wintery mix” that had been called for all day long, finally began, just as the Room In The Inn shelter program started gearing up for the evening. And the prognosis was not good. Just the threat of snow can freeze Nashvillians in their tracks. When Rachel came outside to being the process of bring the homeless in, she announced that many churches had cancelled, and so about 100 beds for the homeless were lost for the night. She had already called the rescue mission and warned them that they would be getting more people than usual. She even told the women that she would supply them with bus passes, so that they could get to the women’s mission, which is located a few miles away. And it seemed that even I was not going to make it in for Room In The Inn, but I did. My ticket was good enough.
If you or your organization or church, whatever, are able to take in some homeless people, even for just this night, you could call Room In The Inn, and ask for Rachel.