Long Hollow is Here to Help
We know that the coronavirus health crisis is dramatically affecting many in our community. If you need help, please click the button below and we’ll follow up with you as soon as possible.
Long Hollow Blood Drive
Blood is needed for so many Covid patients, and this is a great way YOU can help! “Blood Assurance” is a new organization hosting a blood drive at Long Hollow on February 27 from 10 a.m – 3 p.m. All of the blood donated through “Blood Assurance” will be kept in our own community, in Sumner County!
Antibody testing will be completed for everyone who donates blood, so anyone donating will learn if they’ve previously had COVID-19.
When: Saturday, February 27, from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Hendersonville Campus Gathering Area
Click here to register now!
Learn more about “Blood Assurance” (PDF) or if you live in another region, visit the Red Cross to set up a time to donate today.
Farmers to Families
Due to COVID and other life circumstances, there are many in our community experiencing food insecurities. Long Hollow has been given the opportunity to be a distribution site for Farmers to Families Food Boxes. By meeting this physical need, we are opening the door to pray over and have gospel conversations with our community.
Each Monday in March we’ll receive a semi truck at our Hendersonville Campus full of 30-50lb boxes of fresh produce, dairy and protein. We will have a weekly drive through event for our community to pick up the boxes. Whether you want to serve as an individual, family, or Life Group/D-Group, we would love to have you help distribute these boxes and make connections with those in need.
Please register here if you’re able to help. Every Monday in March, we’re asking volunteers to arrive at 2:45 p.m. to prepare for the truck’s arrival at 3:00 p.m.; food distribution will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude when all boxes have been distributed.
Family Food Packs
As a church, Long Hollow is here to meet the needs of our community. We want to make sure that the most vulnerable have meals during the season. This includes 500+ students from our Sumner County School district. You can help by dropping off the following items near the chapel on the Hendersonville Campus every Sunday during services and Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm throughout the month of March.
List of items:
- 2 cans vegetables
- 2 jars/cans of spaghetti sauce
- 2 cans of chicken or tuna
- 1 can of fruit
- 1 container of peanut butter
- 2 packages spaghetti
- 1 bag of dried beans
- 1 or 2 bags of rice
- 1 box of cereal
Attend online? Visit tgt.gifts/familyfoodpacks to purchase items to be shipped directly to our Hendersonville Campus for bags to be distributed by us OR create your own bag and deliver to a family in need in your community!
Attend Our Online Campus? Serve in Your Community!
If you attend our Online Campus and don’t live near one of our physical campuses, there are still many great ways that you can serve and pour into your local community through family and group service projects. Consider some of the following options:
- Assemble goody bags and deliver to your local police or fire station
- Leave snacks & water bottles with an encouraging sign by your door for delivery workers
- Provide lunch to your local police or fire station
- Provide lunch or treats to your local librarians
- Deliver small gifts and care packages to patients and families in the children’s wing or NICU
- Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the Emergency Room
- Backyard bbq
- Movie night
- Game/ trivia night (can be done virtually via Kahoot, Psych, Jack in the Box, etc.)
- Deliver fresh flowers to residents
- Distribute snacks to staff & residents (check with staff on food restrictions)
- Landscape a flower garden & sitting area for residents
- Cater a lunch for staff
- Develop relationship with principal & counselor(s)
- Provide snacks for teachers
- Write letters of encouragement to faculty
- Build a wheelchair ramp for a family
- Host a party or field day for the residents of a special needs home
- Identify a family with a special needs child and give the mom and dad a day out
Crisis Response Team
We are now taking sign-ups to form new crisis response teams for the fall. Many times Long Hollow has the opportunity to be among the first groups to respond to crisis events and disasters, so we want to form several teams that can be ready at a moment’s notice.
These teams will seek to serve the hurting both locally and nationally, and will help with a variety of needs from recovery, to cleaning, to praying with those in need.
Local Opportunities to Help
Visit this page on longhollow.com for a comprehensive list of all available local opportunities to help serve our community.