Vanderbilt students pitch in to excavate a water-damaged home after floodwaters ravaged parts of Middle Tennessee May 1–2. The homes of about 70 Vanderbilt employees were completely destroyed, about 300 reported their homes were uninhabitable but salvageable, and more than 500 others reported damage exceeding $5,000. Many employees and friends of Vanderbilt have contributed to a special fund for flood victims who are Vanderbilt employees. (Learn more at www.vanderbilt.edu/flood.) Read one flood victim’s first-person account here.
PHOTO BY JOHN RUSSELL