Nashville Area Community Center Changing Lives
The Adventist Community Service Center (ACSC) serving the greater Nashville area sponsored an outreach booth at the 2014 Tennessee State Fair. Free blood pressure checks and nutritional counseling was provided along with the distribution of Christ centered literature. Drawings were also held for a Family Bible and a children’s book. Praise God for the many contacts and seeds of love that were planted.
The Thrift Store and Outreach Center is staffed by 6 – 14 non-paid volunteers. Hours of operation are Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursday 1 – 8 p.m. From Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 2014, 10,624 hours were volunteered. The Thrift Store makes it possible to assist over 110 families monthly with over $6,000 in financial assistance for housing expenses, utilities, food, clothing, medication, and miscellaneous household items.
—BY DEAN FLINT, ACSC DIRECTOR