THANKS TO NASHVILLE ORGANIZATIONS -- (House of Representatives - September 14, 2005)
(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, you know some in Washington are choosing to score political points on the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. But out there in real America, real Americans are working to assist those who have been displaced.
I want to thank them for the great work that they are doing. Last week, I thanked our Memphis-area organizations who are helping our Gulf neighbors. Today I want to recognize the following Nashville-area organizations providing shelter. We have the Crievewood Baptist Church and Tulip Grove Baptist Church and their congregations; Clear View Baptist Church in Williamson County is providing shelter as well as food.
Grace Works Ministries is collecting clothing and hygiene kits, and the Interfaith Dental Clinic is providing acute dental emergency care for free. The Montgomery Bell Academy Service Club has loaded an 18-wheeler full of supplies, and they sent it south to Mississippi.
In Montgomery County, the Hilldale Church of Christ is doing the good work of taking in our neighbors.
I have been in Mississippi to help with the relief efforts, and I applaud the Nation's aid organizations and all of the work the local charities and the outstanding volunteers are giving to our neighbors in need.