By Megan Kuharich
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just a day after the big win over the Broncos, Titans players were out in the community helping those in need.
On Monday night, DeMarco Murray, Jalston Fowler, Antonio Andrews, Rashad Johnson and Quinton Spain passed out candy canes and served dinner to guests at Room in the Inn.
The players that participated said it was them who felt "special" during the evening of fellowship and food.
"This is amazing," Johnson said. "Just the opportunity to come here and serve others and just to see the joy on their face, to hug someone and see the excitement for just the small thing of meeting us is special."
Found in 1986, Room in the Inn provides programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long-term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.
"Most people know us because of our winter shelter, which has been happening now for over 31 years," said Rachel Hester, Executive Director of Room in the Inn. "It happens in congregations and synagogues throughout the city, and tonight we are going to be housing about 250 individuals that way, but there are also another 110 individuals that live with us here at our downtown location that are in some form of recovery in transitional housing or permanent housing."
Guests and staff were ecstatic to see the number of Titans that came to help out.
"We've had individual Titans that have been involved in years past," said Hester. "Guys like Alterraun Verner and Chris Sanders, but this is the first time we've ever had this many Titans in one place. After yesterday's game, the atmosphere is great. They're the home team right now, and we are all rooting for them."