Long Hollow is Here to Help
We know that the coronavirus health crisis is dramatically affecting many in our community. If you need help, or want to help us reach out to those who are in need, please click the appropriate button below.
Crisis Relief Team
We are now taking sign-ups to form new crisis relief 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
As we are looking for ways to remain involved with our communities and be a blessing to those around us, we have been putting together some ideas for how to live missionally even though we might not be in close proximity to each other. Here are a few ways you can continue to be the church to the world around you:
Gallatin is full of loving, compassionate and kind people. During this time of social distancing, many elderly and high-risk members of your community are going to need assistance getting critical supplies while refraining from being in large public spaces.
We want to match those of you who are under 60, healthy, and at low-risk for COVID-19 with elderly members and neighbors in your community who are high-risk so that you can love them through this. Through Pandemic Pals, you can help your neighbors by picking up groceries or prescriptions, delivering a homemade meal, a book from the library, or simply being intentional about checking in every couple of days.
Project Connect Nashville
Project Connect has a number of current service opportunities in North Nashville, including meal delivery, resource center staffing, and resident check-ins, but they need volunteers.
They continue to operate a resource center and provide meals to the local residents who are in need. Additionally, they are setting up teams to reach out to residents via phone to check in on them to see how they are doing and how we can serve them and pray for them. Their goal is to build encouraging long-term relationships as we meet their immediate needs, connect them to repair and rebuilding services, and help these individuals move toward long-term hope and stability… all while taking precautions to avoid COVID-19 exposure for everyone involved.
If you want to see a list of ongoing efforts and sign up to help, you can do so here:
Project Connect Nashville PCN’s Work Life classes started on ZOOM this week, and it is not too late to join them as an ally. Being an ally is a simple way to offer students the opportunity to build a positive connection with you, and engaging in the classroom material together is a great way to build relationships. As an ally you can attend just one class a week, and there are two class times to choose from: Monday-Thursday 9 to 11:15 a.m. OR 6 to 8:15 p.m. For more information on being an ally or serving with Project Connect, contact Kim Zimmerman.
Men of Valor
Men of Valor works with men in the local prison systems to help them rehabilitate and minister to their individual needs. Much of their work is done through volunteers, but at this time, they are not able to have any. You can still help by donating non-perishable food and sanitation supplies to 504 Valor Way Antioch, TN 37013.
Additionally, they have had to cancel their April 7th fundraising breakfast, so monetary donations are greatly needed. They will help support the day-to-day operations of their transitional campus. Donations can be made at movnashville.com
Men of Valor has also started an initiative where you can encourage/correspond with individuals that are incarcerated and apart of the Men of Valor program. If you would like more information on how you can get involved, email Danny Spano.
Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center
Since 1987, the Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center (CCPC) has been providing resources and support for young women and families facing the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy.
There are two ways that CCPC could use your support at this time.
Order baby items from CCPC’s Amazon Wish List. All items ordered will be sent directly to their facility.
Give financially either online or by texting the word GIVE to 1 (615) 205-1993.
Siloam’s Healthcare Heroes
Siloam Health provides health care for the uninsured, underserved, and culturally marginalized in Middle Tennessee. During these extraordinary times, it’s no secret that healthcare professionals are stepping up in heroic ways to fight COVID-19. Now it’s our turn to say thank you!
Join Siloam Health in thanking our healthcare heroes by recording a fun video, sending a kind note, or drawing an encouraging picture; however you choose to say thanks, it’s a great opportunity for you and your family to find joy and share gratitude during this time. Email Kim Zimmerman to be assigned to a Siloam Healthcare Hero!