Restaurant Will Donate Bottled Water To Help Homeless During High Summer Heat
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Nashville is partnering with the Nashville Rescue Mission for “Mission H2O,” an initiative that aims to provide water to the homeless during the month of August.
From August 1 to August 31, Puckett’s diners will have the option to add a donation of a dollar or more to the total of their bill. For each dollar, two bottled waters will be given to the Mission. In addition, the restaurant will match the amount donated by its guests.
“Anyone in Nashville can attest to the intensity of the heat and humidity of a southern summer. Unfortunately, it’s something some folks aren’t able to avoid. Getting water in the hands of people in Nashville just makes sense because water is a basic need that every human can identify with,” said Rachel Layton, Puckett’s director of marketing and communications. “We’re blessed to be supported by a community that recognizes that.”
August is often the hottest month of the year in Music City, according to U.S. Climate Data — which is why the Mission accelerates its efforts to keep homeless members of the Nashville community healthy and hydrated. When temperatures exceed 90 degrees, the Mission sends out “Hot Patrol” teams to ride around the city, handing out bottled waters and encouraging anyone without shelter to come back to their home base.
“These individuals and families who are homeless are extremely susceptible to medical conditions associated with high temperatures, including dehydration, sunburn and heat stroke,” said Claire Marshall Crowell, director of operations for A. Marshall Family Foods Inc. “We hope that the bottles provided by Mission H2O will help decrease some of these related issues among Nashville’s homeless community.”
The Nashville Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping the hungry and homeless, and offers programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment and life-recovery. The Mission aims to give members of the community hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity.
Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, located at 5th Avenue & Church Street, is open Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.