NASHVILLE – Titans coach Mike Vrabel drove the white Nissan Titan XD down Heiman Street before swerving left onto Dr. DB Tod Jr. Boulevard, where general manager Jon Robinson, standing on the truck’s step rail, hopped off. He and other volunteers then headed to the bed of the pickup truck to begin unloading.
An assembly line quickly formed. Vrabel promptly threw himself in the middle of it.
Water bottle packs and paper towels and other supplies were moved efficiently from the truck to Lee Chapel in North Nashville, a building smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood that looked nothing like it did just a week ago.
Vrabel and Robinson were joined by a long list of Titans players and staff who volunteered Friday in support of those affected by the tornado that swept through middle Tennessee earlier this week. They assisted in cleanup efforts and distributed lunch and other donated supplies.
“We’re just out here to try to give them a little bit of hope,” Robinson said. “Try to get them some supplies, try to lend a hand wherever we can for this community, for the city and for the great people that live in it.”