Our Volunteer of the Month is a bit different for April. Usually this segment highlights one member of our amazing volunteer team who has recently gone above and beyond to help the animals and the people at NHA. But this month we had to switch it up to recognize all of you who selflessly put your community first when it needed you most.
This month we are recognizing all of our Disaster Relief Volunteers. It’s almost hard to believe that so much has happened in one month but just a few short weeks ago Nashville and surrounding areas suffered a devastating tornado. Many families lost their homes and some lost much more. At NHA we knew that there were families and pet owners who needed our help so we got to work, but there was so much to be done. We called upon our volunteer team to join in our efforts and we were blown away with the response. Hundreds of you immediately stepped up to offer every bit of time and energy you had to make these efforts possible. You ran mobile pet shelters, canvassed affected neighborhoods bringing supplies to pets in need, counted and organized rooms full of donations, ran supply stations around the city, and so much more. And those that were not able to help with relief efforts continued to take amazing care of the animals in our shelter. Every single need that arose our volunteer (and foster!) team was on top of. At NHA it is our mission to serve our community and this was a time when that was put to the test.Because of you, we were able to exceed what we thought possible and provide assistance to families in Nashville and beyond.
We have always known that our volunteer team is full of amazing and selfless individuals but the response we received during our disaster relief efforts floored me. We are so lucky to work with all of you and cannot thank you enough for all that you do for NHA and the Nashville community. 💙❤️💛