2019 United Way Annual Report - Page 41



WHY WE FIGHT:
To Meet our
Neighbors’
Basic Needs
Food, housing, assistance in an emergency. Every person in
our community has the right to have these most basic needs
met. In Tennessee, one in seven families doesn’t know where
they’ll find their next meal. More than 3,000 Metro Nashville
Public School students have no place to call home—they live
in cars, shelters or on friends’ couches. Families struggling
to make ends meet are often one flat tire or one unexpected
medical bill away from not being able to pay their rent or
utilities that month.
Together, we are ensuring all of our families have a stable
place to call home, food to eat and the support they need in
times of crisis. But we don’t stop there. Our community is
committed to not only meeting needs in times of crisis, but
also providing coordinated, wrap-around services to stabilize
our families and avoid future crisis.
2018 ANNUAL RE PORT
PAG E 39





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