Volunteers Still Needed!

How beautiful to see the people of God rise up and serve over the past weeks. In the aftermath of the tornado, relief needs continue in North Nashville. Many residents who typically scrape by financially lost food with the extended power outage and are losing work due to COVID-19. We are working to provide safe and helpful ways of continuing to serve the community. We are in this long-term!
 
Volunteers are needed to serve in the resource center, deliver meals, and check in on residents.
 
We continue to operate a resource center and provide meals to the local residents who are in need. Additionally, we are setting up teams to reach out to residents via phone to check in on them, see how they are doing, and how we can serve them and pray for them. Our goal is to build encouraging, long-term relationships as we meet their immediate needs, connect them to repair and rebuilding services, and help them move forward toward stability… all while taking precautions to avoid COVID-19 exposure for  everyone involved.
 

We are in need of the following items at the Resource Center:

Gallon containers of vegetables (for serving lunch)
Styrofoam divided containers
Packaged silverware/napkin combo
Canned Protein (vienna sausages, tuna, spam, etc)
Ramen
Canned Chili, Ravioli and Soup
Mac ‘n Cheese
Toilet Paper
Bleach
Antibacterial Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Laundry Soap
Dish Liquid
Pull Ups (all sizes)
Clorox Wipes

 

North Nashville Resource Center
1811 Knowles St.
For more information about volunteering or supply needs, email Laura.
 
Volunteers are a vital part of what we do. We can’t do what we do without YOU. We are continuing to operate but we have had to make some adjustments. We are pursuing creative ways that you can continue to be involved and we will be in touch soon. Here are some changes to our current activities and we are hopeful that we will be able to be all together soon.
 

• All locations have paused educational programming.

• The Madison staff are available by appointment. Most meetings will be done through video conference or telephone.

• The Woodbine site is operating remotely but checking in with clients and meeting via conference or telephone.

• The tornado recovery continues in North Nashville as PCN coordinates with organizations to help with the rebuilding. The site continues to operate with limited hours and strict sanitary guidelines of how to serve the community safely while still providing food and resources to the elderly and vulnerable and connecting residents to re-build and repair opportunities.

Employees are working remotely to continue to meet the needs of clients and to walk alongside them. PCN is also working to implement solutions for online programming for the community so that the work may continue.

 

Rescue. Relieve. Develop.

Did you know that in Nashville…

Housing in Nashville

$1,250

to rent the average one-bedroom home (that’s 3.5 part time jobs)

1 in 3

children live in poverty (and that number is growing)

31,951

Unemployed people (lacking basic job skills)

19 %

of Nashvillians live in poverty (worse than the national average)

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3

Making A Difference

PCN works on the front lines to connect with the homeless and other at-risk people who live in poverty. We seek to build trusting relationships by nurturing, nudging, encouraging, feeding, and simply loving broken people.

Volunteer

Prepare, serve and share a meal, become an ally, provide childcare join in our laundry service day, or collect items for our families.

Connect your church

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when planning church ministry opportunities. We can help you talk to your church leaders about serving the poor.

You can give by donating your time and resources to the work of Project Connect Nashville. Tax deductible donations can be sent online or by mail – Donate Now

Pray for poverty’s power to be broken. Pray for God to move in the hearts of the families we serve. Join our email to find out about recent prayer needs.

 

 

​You are Invited to Attend
PROJECT CONNECT NASHVILLE’S

Fifth ANNUAL DINNER

Making Room

I’m putting you on a light stand. Keep an open house. Be generous with your lives. Matt 5:14-16

Saturday, June 20
Doors open and poverty simulation begin at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner and Program begin at 6:00pm

Millennium Maxwell House
2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37728

RSVP to attend or contact us to host or sponsor a table

Click here to register online. Childcare is available for toddlers through 5th grade but limited. 

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Responses from the work done through PCN

I’m not going back to homelessness.

Steve

Client

As full-time missionaries living in Nashville, we are learning a new culture and using the resources that we have to share the love of Christ. Our home has become a safe place for friends to gather.  We use our home to minister to the hurting and lonely, and sometimes for laundry. We frequently transport people to church, to see a doctor or a job interview.  Just like missionaries that serve abroad, our “work” is the work of relationship. We need people who will catch the vision and help us continue the important work of connecting individuals in need to churches and families.  The areas we serve are resource deprived.  Help us connect with hope and opportunity.

Alan & Michelle

Founders

When I’ve served overseas in third world countries, I prepare my heart for seeing conditions that we don’t see in America.  People in the United States have it good, right? There are programs to always help those in need, right?  But then I stepped out of my comfort zone.  Instead of just donating items to Goodwill, I donated items to families. Instead of just sending canned goods or a monetary donation to a food bank, I went and served the food myself and sat with those that are hungry.  And I saw that there is a need here.  I experienced culture shock just 20 minutes from my home! There are real people with real stories and real pain.  And but for the grace of God, I’d be walking in less comfortable shoes and tattered clothes and debating each month, “do I pay for my heat or do I pay rent?  I don’t have enough for both.”  God is using Project Connect Nashville, working through this ministry and building up His church to be His hands and feet to the least of these.  He is tearing down the stone walls around the hearts of His children and giving eyes to see the needs of those around us.  I have been blessed to see Alan and Michelle’s hearts as they pour their lives into loving the people they serve, living by example, and rallying others to do the same.

Emmie

Volunteer