Let’s help the Glenn family and others here at home


Let’s help the Glenn family and others here at home

I’ve got a favor to ask. If you happen to have a few spare dollars, or more than a few, a Brentwood family could use your help.

In December, Jessica Pace wrote a story on the Glenn family, which detailed its plight.

Updated 8:30 p.m. Thursday

I’ve got a favor to ask. If you happen to have a few spare dollars, or more than a few, a Brentwood family could use our help.

In December, Jessica Pace wrote a story on the Glenn family, which detailed its plight. And now I’ve got an update.

Earlier story:

Fund set up to help the Glenn Family.

Shawn Glenn died suddenly late last year after a heart attack. Only 60, he left behind his wife, Marian and four children. Marian, a breast cancer survivor, continues to work two part-time jobs trying to make ends meet .

Daughter Shannon, a well-known and well-loved student in the Transitions program at Brentwood High School, has Down Syndrome. Her older siblings all Brentwood High graduates — are in college or working.

I’ve learned from several sources that despite their best efforts, the Glenns continue to have a tough time making ends meet.

Brentwood is one of the most generous communities I know. When there is a need across the globe, you never hesitate to respond. Sometimes we forget there are needs right here at home.

A fund has been established at Fifth Third Bank in memory of Shawn Glenn. If you’re able and interested, I’m sure the family would appreciate a hand up. There are three Fifth Third branches in or near Brentwood: 5000 Maryland Way; 495 Old Hickory Boulevard and 1713 Mallory Lane.

There are many other ways to help close to home too.

The United Way’s Patricia Hart Society will host its annual HeART to Heart luncheon Friday, Feb. 7, at the Embassy Suites of Cool Springs. This group is comprised of dedicated women who support the needs of the Williamson County community.

The luncheon is not only one of my favorite events of the year, all of the money raised is used right here at home. The proceeds go into the United Way’s Allocations budget, from which it funds programs at area agencies. In 2013 there were 32 agencies receiving funds for  47 programs addressing education, income, health and rebuilding lives

Society members also help lead and fund programs like Full Tummies Warm Hearts food basket and Stuff the Bus school supply drives.

I’d love to see you there! Click here for more information.

More help for the Red Cross too

Last week I shared news about Papa Murphy’s grand opening in Creekside Crossing and how its owners Liz and Bob Albritton were donating a $1 for every pizza sold last weekend to the Williamson County chapter of the American Red Cross.

Liz announced at the ribbon cutting Friday that they are extending that offer through Feb. 3 — which includes Super Bowl Sunday.

The Red Cross is another agency that reaches out and helps those who are often at their most vulnerable, especially victims of house fires in the middle of winter.

“We are enthusiastic,” Liz told the crowd gathered in the take-it-and-bake-it pizza shop.

As an “enthusiastic eater,” I’m here to say that all of the varieties I have sampled so far get a thumbs up.

Susan Leathers is co-owner and editor of Brentwood Home Page. Click here to read previous columns. Email her at susan@brentwoodhomepage.com.

 

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Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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