“Tent Cities are America’s de facto waiting room for affordable and accessible housing. The idea of someone living in a tent in this country says little about the decisions made by those who dwell within and so much more about our nation’s inability to adequately respond to those in need.” -Neil Donovan, National Coalition for the Homeless.
After a month of being at the Beaman property in Antioch, we’re moving the Tent City residents to a new location. If you can help us move, please meet us THIS SATURDAY, July 3rd at 9am at Tent City’s current location in Antioch (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for directions and to let us know if you’re coming). If you can, bring water and a car/truck/van/bus/trailer. We need all the help we can get, so please bring your friends and their cars, too! We will have the new temporary location secured and available by Saturday.
If you can’t come at 9am, we’ll be meeting at Otter Creek Church (409 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027) for lunch at 1pm. In the coming weeks, we’ll continue to need assistance with providing meals for the residents, individuals and groups who can stay with the residents as “Inn Keepers,” and drivers who can assist residents with going to housing and medical appointments. Please e-mail us if you are able to help and we will put you to work! If you’d like to provide meals, please e-mail email@example.com.
Also, don’t forget to pick up the latest copy of The Contributor which hits the streets this Wednesday for further information and reflections on Tent City.