May 13th, 2015
It has taken us a while but we are trying to help make it easier to volunteer and become involved with TPN.
First - we are up-dating the process of communicating with our volunteer base and are working on streamlining the dissemination of information about - Needs - volunteer opportunities and events. We hope to have this in place in the next 30 days. If you have not already - sign up today. We need your prayers - support and rolled up sleeves.
(Go to our Volunteer page on our web page and see what volunteers at TPN are asked to do.)
Second - let me thank all of you for supporting our efforts with the homeless, it is amazing the support we have had across the U.S.
We value your prayers, donations and help! It is because of you that we are able to feed, clothe, spend time with and help the daily needs of some of the forgotten in our society.
We have taken to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner many of our homeless friends - trying to give them a small taste of "Normal".
We have advocated for many who need housing, and have help a number get into detox and rehab.
With that - we have a new "Donate" button that allows people to donate to TPN.
(We are a 501c3 not for profit organization )
and appreciate your help.
Where is he Now?
Out of the dirt - mud - weather…and with his beautiful daughters.
That is where Richard "Papa Smirf" Cole is today.
Due the the efforts of many people - but mostly The Open Table Crew, Steve Lindsay and Ingrid, Richard is seven months off the streets of Nashville and at home in NY State.
Richard misses his friends in Nashville and likely will come back to visit, but he has traveled an amazing journey from a camp on the Cumberland river - Through detox and rehab - and back with his family.
Life is not easy though, Richard is experiencing the challenges of every day life we all face. Finances - personalities - teenage girls - family…
He is toughing through it - still going to meetings - staying sober and walking the walk.
Lets all keep Richard in our prayers as he continues to adjust.
Thank you all for supporting our cause to help the homeless with their immediate needs and leading them to agencies that can help with their long term needs.
The Project Nashville
Activists for homeless - inmates and the poor of this world.