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How our garden didn’t grow

Every year we plant a garden at CRC. I believe we are the only building on Omohundro Place with more than a couple of bushes to greet people. But this year, something happened. I don’t know what but hardly anything grew. It started with the blackberry bushes, which have produced bushels of berries for the […]

Brian’s Celebration of Life

Desperate times call for desperate measures. We washed the warehouse floor for the first time since we’ve been in the building, almost 8 years. The Millennial was on a mission. He called in reinforcements to unclog a drain in the floor that probably still contained  mud left over from the May 2010 floods (oops). Then […]

Strange requests

We get them all the time. And most of the time we come through. We have nonprofit partners that serve every population in need you can think of – children, seniors, the homeless, refugees, those recovering from addictions. And they all need things that sometimes you don’t consider a necessity. But necessity apparently is a […]

The best people

Some of the best people who work at CRC never get a paycheck. They have no benefits and and they never ever complain about the lack of either. They’re the work crews from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department and CRC would have a hard time living without them. The sheriff’s department provides crews to Davidson […]

The community garden

The idea was always that we’d have fresh produce for our homeless friends. But the community garden at CRC World Headquarters hasn’t turned out that way.   After the flood, one of our board members, Chip Higgins, built raised beds in front of our refurbished building. He planted blackberries and strawberries. The blackberries flourished. The […]

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