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Of One Accord Volunteer

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Of One Accord
November 18, 2009

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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

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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

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am a board member and serve on the home repair committee which hosts mission teams from around the country each year to do home repairs.