Nancy Murphy* has lived in the Bellevue area since she was 8-years-old. She saw the community grow and raised her three kids there. Then the May flood devastated her home, where she lives with her son, a student at Middle Tennessee State University. Nancy showed her resilient side as she completed much of the repair work by herself while living in the second floor of her house. With help from Hands On Nashville (HON), through a Community Foundation flood relief grant, and organizations working in collaboration with HON, as well as Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, they were able to finish the house a day after Nancy’s birthday.
*The name in this story has not been changed.