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Mission Statement

NeedLink Nashville helps our neighbors meet basic needs in times of crisis by providing short-term assistance and links to other resources.

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Just the Basics

Most of us take it for granted that the lights will come on when we flip the switch, and that we can get a drink from the faucet at any time. We know where our families will be sleeping tonight and can be certain that they’ll be warm.

Thousands of our neighbors are unsure that they will be able to afford these basic necessities amid rising rents. They worry about becoming homeless or having critical utility services disconnected.

NeedLink Nashville is here to help. We help families, seniors, and people facing an unexpected crisis to avoid homelessness and stay connected to power, water, and natural gas service.

A Tradition of Service

In 1912, Nashville’s downtown businessmen sold a special edition of The Nashville Tennessean one Christmas Eve. Calling themselves the Big Brothers, these caring city leaders filled peach baskets with groceries and delivered them to the shanty towns that lined the Railroad Gulch and the Cumberland River.

In 2017, NeedLink Nashville continues our city’s oldest holiday giving tradition for a 106th year. Civic clubs will deliver a special edition paper to area homes asking for community support. And dozens of volunteers will package and deliver groceries to 200 local families and seniors.

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