Of One Accord

Rating: 3.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: PO Box 207 Rogersville TN 37857 USA

Mission: Of One Accord Ministry began in 1988 to bring a community effort (especially churches) to identify and meet local needs while showing hope through the love of Jesus Christ.  Of One Accord serves the Appalachian Mountains and low income counties of Hawkins and Hancock in East Tennessee. Hancock is the lowest income county of Tennessee and the 27th lowest in the US.  Average income for clients is below $600 monthly.  There is no industry base, no United Way, no Red Cross; we are the emergency organization. Of One Accord is an example that God is still at work and miracles still happen.  With just two fishes and a few loaves, Jesus fed 5,000. We see miracles of this type regularly.  We operate: 3 Emergency Food Pantries 2 Thrift Stores 1 Free Medical Clinic
Geographic areas served: Hawkins and Hancock Counties

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

8 years ago my husband left me and my 2 children. I had always been a stay at home mom and when he left he took all the money out of our account I had NEVER had to ask anyone for help and did not know how to but a family member told me about Of One Accord Ministry/ The Shepherd's Center and their food pantry. I went and the lady that interviewed me was so compassionate and she truly shared Jesus with me. They not only met my physical need but ministered to my broken spirit! I THANK GOD for Of One Accord and all they do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Providing food for my children when I couldn't

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people are so caring and they don't make you feel like you are begging.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very kind and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Feed people all over the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I coudn't find any way of contacking the people who do the repairs, so I have to say it didn't do me any good.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

no

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

put a way to contack the people

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

nothing

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

none

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

n/a

Ways to make it better...

if I could contack some one

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

n/a

One thing I'd also say is that...

n/a

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Of One Accord Ministry serves two Appalachian Counties, Hawkins and Hancock in upper East Tennessee with food assistance offering three conveninetly located food pantries. Each year nearly 35 tractor trailer truck loads of food are distributed to those in need. Hancock County is Tennessee's lowest income county and the 27th lowest income county in Tn. Of One Accord offers a meals on wheels program for Rogersville area residents and the summer feeding program for youth in three towns in the county. Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes are also a part of the food program operated by this organization. Of One Accord serves some 70,000 people annually through food programs, a free medical clinic, health fairs, eyeglass distributions, a home repair program, a county-wide Christmas program and several other programs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Two areas where we expect to see growth in the next few years are areas serving youth and serving our seniors.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The personal satisfaction of seeing people smile when we are able to serve them. We've done home repairs for people wihtout water or bathrooms. Their lives have changed

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People committed to serving. Smiles, laughter, and fellowship abound as people serve.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build and operate a retreat center for mission groups to do home repair. Build and operate a transitional shelter for displaced families. Build and operate a drug rehab facility.

Ways to make it better...

In low income counties, there is always a struggle for resources to do more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

They take great care in doing a good job. They are considered a flagship ministry and other agencies use them as a standard

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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