LMT 24 Hours of Kindess!
Nashville, TN: Volunteers from Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) will work during a 24-hour whirlwind period to spread kindness throughout the ten-county region as the organization’s class of 2024 celebrates 24 Hours of Kindness as its annual service project, from 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 30. Class member volunteers from each of the ten counties in the LMT region will work on projects in their local communities during two different assigned time segments in the 24-hour period. Members will end their 24-hour schedule by volunteering together at the American Red Cross on Charlotte Avenue.
“There are 24 hours in a day, and we are the class of 24. That didn’t feel like a coincidence when we started discussing our service project. It felt like a calling to think outside the box, to think beyond traditional volunteer opportunities and bring kindness to very specific parts of our communities,” said Sommer Pearson, LMT 2024. “While highlighting unique community needs, we aren’t forgetting about the regional aspect of Leadership Middle Tennessee. Working together with the American Red Cross as the culmination of the day’s activities gives us a fabulous opportunity to serve our entire region and to share the insights and benefits of the event, both tangible and intangible.”
County-specific projects include feeding breakfast to local first responders in Cheatham County at 5 am, hosting a 9 pm coat drive in Dickson County, and recognizing healthcare workers in Wilson County at 2 pm. A full schedule of projects by county and time of day can be found below. In addition to feeding and recognizing different groups of unsung heroes in each of the counties, the volunteers are offering other services, such as donating estate planning services, helping schools collect supplies for the local Humane Society, and submitting thankful reviews for local businesses on social media.