Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Celebrate Thanksgiving By Giving Back: 5 Places To Give

Matthew 25:35-40
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? Where did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Celebrate Thanksgiving by giving back. 5 Places in Rutherford County, TN to give back this Thanksgiving:

Feed America First
A faith-based hunger relief organization. We collect large scale food donations from manufacturers, growers, distributors, and other charities, and then distribute that food at to some of the numerous small agencies already engaged in hunger relief in our poor communities. We currently supply about 200 agencies, most of them on a monthly basis. These agencies are on the front lines. They are children's homes and church pantries, homeless shelters and substance abuse recovery centers. Often, they are neighbors helping neighbors, and, as is common in rural America, those doing the giving hardly have any more than those who receive the help. We believe that hunger will no longer be a problem in America when we refuse to allow our neighbors to go hungry.

Good Shepard Children's Home
The Good Shepherd Children's Home is a Christian-based home for disadvantaged boys and girls facing difficult circumstances in their lives at no fault of their own. Many of the children we serve struggle with the effects of poverty, abuse or neglect and in most cases, just need stability and a little extra love and support to reach their full potential. Our goal is to provide hope and healing in a Christian environment, where kids can develop academically, physically, socially, and most important, spiritually. We strive to make each child feel safe, loved, and cared for and to provide them with a biblical perspective for life and an understanding that they are special and that God has a perfect plan for their life if they will let Him have control.

The Journey Home
The Journey Home is a Christian Outreach Center for the homeless and at-risk individuals and families in Rutherford County.  When someone comes to The Journey Home, they often are looking for a place to feel at home. Everything that a person might find in a home, our clients can find within the walls of our Outreach Center, with the exception of a place to sleep.  

Greenhouse Ministries
Greenhouse Ministries offers life transformation as volunteers make themselves available to encourage and motivate the clients, to inspire them to dream, to make better choices and needed changes in their lives, to promote wholeness, and to give back to others in the community.

A Soldiers Child
As citizens of the U.S.A., we are forever indebted to the men and women who so unselfishly protect our freedoms. It is our objective to communicate through ASC to the children left behind, that the memory of their parent will not fade away. We want them to know that there are many Americans that are forever grateful for their parent's sacrifice.

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