October 19, 2021
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AUTHOR: Liam Adams
The Nashville Rescue Mission received $1 million from HCA Healthcare for a new women's emergency shelter, according to a news release.
The Christian nonprofit plans to reopen its new and only women's shelter in 2023.
"As one of the most significant contributors to building this new campus, their (HCA Healthcare) support is foundational to the Mission’s efforts to bring help and hope to women and children in our community who are battling addiction or struggling with homelessness and hunger," Glenn Cranfield, president and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission, said in a statement.
HCA Healthcare, a Nashville-based company that operates 200 facilities throughout the U.S., has worked with Nashville Rescue Mission for more than 20 years and previously donated a total of $550,000 to the nonprofit. The women's shelter gift is HCA Healthcare's largest single donation to the Rescue Mission.
Nashville Rescue Mission did not respond for comment, nor does it have a news release about when the nonprofit closed its women's shelter. The Tennessean reported last October that 40 staff members at the old women's shelter tested positive for COVID-19.
The new facility, which will be located at the same address as the old one, will house 348 beds, a kitchen, cafeteria and a chapel. It will also include apartment-style rooms for mothers and children to live together.