Bright & Early: No Place Like Home Edition

Good morning, Nashville. According to numbers gathered by the Nashville Rescue Mission, homelessness is still on the rise in Nashville. Like many other things, we can probably chalk it up to recession-era job loss and a lack of affordable housing. Between 2008 and 2009, the Mission’s nightly average rose 15 percent and the total number of meals provided over the course of the year increased 14 percent. Metro reports that approximately 1,700 of Nashville’s homeless are children. For information on how to help or donate, check out the Nashville Rescue Mission or the United Way of Nashville online.

Photo by Karen Alisa.

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