Friday, May 21, 2010

Flood relief for Spanish-speakers still needed; benefit for El Shaddai raises $60,000

If you follow my Twitter feed, you know that Fellowship Bible Church held a benefit concert on Tuesday for the El Shaddai Christian Church, a Spanish-speaking congregation whose building was devastated by the Nashville flood. Fellowship Bible and El Shaddai each anchor Concord Road, with Fellowship Bible at the Franklin Road end, and El Shaddai at Nolensville Road end. This was Fellowship Bible's 3rd Annual "Love Your Neighbor" concert, and according to this article, the event raised over $60,000 for El Shaddai. The above video has scenes from the flooding of El Shaddai and also the aftermath.

There are still needs around the city for Spanish-speaking volunteers. Here are two of the calls that have been made:

Conexión Américas:
Conexión Américas is helping to recruit bilingual volunteers to staff a housing clinic for flood victims on this Saturday, May 22 from 8:45am-5:00pm. The clinic will be held at Antioch United Methodist Church (41 Tusculum Road, Antioch, TN 37013).

We are hoping to have 4 Spanish-speakers at the clinic at all times. We’re breaking up the volunteer slots into a couple of shifts (8:45am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm), but if you are able to volunteer and a different time slot works better for you, feel free to let me know that as well. We’re flexible!

Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to volunteer!


Tara Lentz
Conexión Américas
Helping Latino Families Realize their Aspirations for Social, Economic and Civic Advancement

(615) 320-5152 ext. 226
Siloam Health Center:
Almost half of the patients at the Siloam Health Center speak Spanish and in 2009 the center served 18,000 patients. Siloam Health Center is a nonprofit primary care facility.

They need bilingual (English/Spanish) volunteers. If you are interested or know someone who can help please contact:

Kate Tanis:
or Blair McLeod:

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