Nashville: United in Hope for The Covenant School
As we move forward to support the healing of those impacted by the tragedy that unfolded on March 27th at The Covenant School, we want to thank our ABLE community for the outpouring of thoughtful responses and kind words. After we sent our note last week, we received the most lovely messages from the ABLE community all around the country. We wanted to share those responses with you as a way to spread love, hope, and compassion to those in our community. Please feel free to add any other responses to the Nashville community in the comment section, if you wish.
In the days to come, you'll hear more about our plans to support The Covenant community. We are rooted in Nashville - we love this community and are holding those affected close to our hearts.
“I am so so sorry. These are difficult times with no words to console such loss. Hang on to each other!”
“Embrace one another. Allow yourself and others to experience the stages of grief as they occur. Respect your need to cry while your friend needs to scream. Allow things to roll off your back as emotions will now be hills and valleys for the foreseeable future. There will be tremendous sadness, yes. And there will also be incredible beauty to be found, when a community unites together, to heal. Take care of each other.I'm holding your community so close in my heart."
“Praying for all those families who lost their babies. And loved ones. So heartbreaking and infuriating.”
“We here in North Carolina are saddened, as well! When will our politicians do something about this? Our thoughts and prayers are with the city of Nashville.”
“We continue to send our prayers for all of the families involved and can only hope that they have the strength to get through this horrific act. Best wishes to you and your Nashville!”
“I’m horrified to read yet another headline about a school shooting. I’m devastated for the parents whose children won’t come home today and for the families that lost 3 adult loved ones today.”
“I’m so sorry that y’all had the need to send an email at all. I’m sure you’re shaken, sad, and feel a bit like you don’t know what to do with yourselves right now. Please know that my thoughts are with your community today and that, of course, includes you.”
“God bless all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with the families in this terrible tragedy. Also my thoughts are with all of you. No one should know these losses of their babies, cousins, nieces, Moms, sisters, daughters aunts, Dad, brother, or uncle.”
“I started praying for everyone involved as soon as I heard about it. There's nothing worse than losing a baby, child, or a parent. Soo many people's lives changed in seconds.”
If you’re looking to get involved, here are some organizations accepting donations or providing support:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Caring for Covenant Fund
The Happy Hour is hosting a free group therapy session (4/6)
We appreciate the kind words and thoughtful responses shared by our ABLE community and as we continue to support and uplift Nashville, we encourage you to share your thoughts in the comment section below, as they really do make a difference.