Lipscomb welcomed approximately 13 displaced residents of a Donelson apartment complex after a fire last week. The residents were placed in the Student Activity Center through the American Red Cross Distaster Relief organization.
“Serving others is an important part of the fabric of this institution. For more than a decade, Lipscomb University has served as an official Red Cross Shelter site to provide housing and comfort in times of need.” said President Randolph Lowry in an email to faculty.
“As an official Red Cross Shelter site, through the years Lipscomb has housed numerous guests impacted by hurricanes, fires, power outages and, most notably, the Nashville Flood in 2010.”
The SAC will remain open for regularly scheduled hours, the only interruption being the closure of the basketball and racketball courts as well as the indoor track.
Lowry encourages campus members, “When you see our guests around the SAC and Allen Arena area please make them feel welcome.”
“Thank you for being a community that practices hospitality and has a heart to serve others.”
The shelter is only expected to remain open short-term, but will remain “as long as needed” for the displaced residents.