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Of One Accord Volunteer

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Review for Americans Helping Americans, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Of One Accord is a ministry serving two poverty stricken Appalachian Counties. Americans Helping Americans has helped us raise our level of service several steps. Through your contributions to Americans Helping Americans you provide resources to serve Americans neediest families.

The primary program operating every day is 3 emergency food pantries serving all of both counties. AHA has provided many types of in-kind items including food distributed to some of our nation's neediest families.

Our organization host church groups that travel from around the country to serve in Appalachia. AHA has helped with building materials to insure families have safe, dry homes to live in.

Another program is a Christmas program, serving all our county. Children receive toys, but also shoes, winter coats, all of which greatly benefit families living on household incomes averaging $600 a month.

Americans Helping Americans is a "great friend" helping empower the ministries in Appalachia to meet their local needs.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for Of One Accord, Rogersville, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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...


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?


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.