Woman uses $500 cash gift to help Rescue Mission - WKRN News 2

Woman uses $500 cash gift to help Rescue Mission


A Nashville woman recently used an unexpected gift of $500 to help a non-profit organization in a 60 minute miracle.  

The concept was simple. Morning anchor Dawn Davenport gave a stranger $500 in cash.

The recipient of the money, Myra Hammond, then had to give it to a person or cause in need in just one hour.

After carefully considering her options, Hammond decided to use the cash to help the Nashville Rescue Mission Women's campus, a cause close to the woman's heart.

"I had spent the night here back a few years back and that was what I was wanting to do was to be able to [help] somehow. I didn't have the funds to be able to do it this year, but to be able to give back here and now someone just gave me $500 and I am able to do it," she explained.

Hammond quickly worked with the Mission's Chief Development Officer Lynn Bogle to figure out the best way to use the $500.

A need was immediately identified.

"We really need baby formula," Bogle said. "We have no baby formula."

Without hesitation, Hammond agreed the money should be used to help purchase baby formula.

"This will be a big help servicing the needs of our children here at the Mission and I thank you so much," Bogle said.

For more information on the Nashville Rescue Mission Women's campus, visit their Web site.

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