For the City
Each year during our For the City Serve Day, we go out as a church family to serve at projects to benefit all 6 of our local partners. Generous donations of time and resources this year by our church family allowed us to show love and kindness to our city in the following ways during this incredible weekend:
Salvation Army – Volunteers installed curtains and room decor to make the Shelter feel more like home for those who are living there. They also worked hard to make the dining room & the outside area look shiny and new for the residents of the shelter. We also put together 100 care packages for the children who come to the shelter each week.
Urban Ministries – Volunteers painted 300 bowls to be used at the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser and families put together 200 blessing bags filled with toiletries for Urban Ministries to hand out to those in need that come to them each week.
Hope Pregnancy Center – Volunteers installed new flooring in their ultrasound room as well as installed shelving in several offices and cabinets and countertops in their store, Josephine’s Closet. We also had a team of volunteers organizing clothing and working on decor for an upcoming fundraising event.
The Food Initiative – Volunteers installed a new fence around the entryway to the farm. A team also constructed a mobile chicken coop to use on the farm and helped harvest their fall crops.
Kenwood High School – Volunteers worked on a landscaping project at both entrances to the school as well as packed over 150 food bags to send home with students who may not have food over the weekend through their FUEL program.
Hope Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered medical pregnancy help center committed to providing accurate information and quality services to women and couples facing an unexpected pregnancy. They provide help through education & assistance as well as other services and programs for crisis pregnancy situations, post-abortion trauma, and more.
The Food Initiative is a farm that brings the community together to learn and experience the food system first hand. One of TFI’s unique programs is their summer youth program where they teach personal development skills, leadership training and meaningful work ethic to the students. The food harvested at The Food Initiative is dispersed throughout the community through their CSA Program, local hunger relief organizations, and at the Downtown Market.
Salvation Army of Clarksville provides an emergency shelter to help people in times of crisis stabilize their lives and move toward restoration. Salvation Army also provides hot meals, a family store and also opportunities for families to get assistance during the holidays through their Red Kettle and Angel Tree programs.
Urban Ministries is an organization here in Clarksville that provides assistance with food, shelter and monthly living expenses as well as transportation, medical needs, and clothing. They also have a Safehouse for women & children experiencing domestic violence, as well as a transitional house for homeless families to assist them in getting off the streets.
Kenwood High School is our partner in education and we believe in supporting our local school system. Through our partnership, we provide food for their after school FUEL program, volunteer to help in the school, provide gifts at Christmas to students in need, as well as other needs that arise during the school year.