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Gail Kerr's House the Homeless Fund

7/25/2013

Beloved local columnist Gail Kerr was a staunch supporter of the How's Nashville campaign. She started covering the campaign in July 2013 and decided she wanted to do more.

Shortly before her untimely death, she was ready to move forward with a call to action to her readers, asking them to raise $10,000 to cover move in costs for 10 people housed through the How's Nashville campaign.

Les Kerr, her husband, and the Tennessean picked up her cause to honor Gail's memory, and on July 8, at a donor luncheon at the Music City Center, the Homelessness Commission and its How's Nashville partners received a check of $50,000.

Gail truly believed that when we as a community come together, we can achieve great things. She believed that we can end chronic homelessness in our city. 

The Homelessness Commission has created a line item in its budget that collects funds benefiting the How's Nashville campaign. These funds are dedicated to cover move-in costs and back pay for people who have been assisted through the How's Nashville campaign and are about to move into their new, permanent home.