Generous hearts are a trademark of the people of this great state! As fears and uncertainty grow, faith-based and nonprofit organizations who are intimately familiar with the people and needs in their communities, are setting up plans and systems to care for those most at risk.Keep Reading
"Blessed are your eyes, because you see"
For most of us, the homeless population in our cities is unseen, quiet, taking a back seat to more pressing problems that show up in daily headlines – education, politics, health care. But in 1953, Dr. Charles Fuller, a gospel preacher leading a revival in Nashville saw too many homeless people in the city. He returned the honorarium he received for speaking and asked that it be used to establish a place where the homeless could seek shelter, food, and hope.Keep Reading
Heart and Soul
There is a commotion at the entrance to the Bethlehem Center in Chattanooga as Rachel DeVore, Director of Education, screams with delight and runs toward 2 boys, wrapping them up in a big hug. After a few minutes chatting with the boys, she slips away, explaining, “Those two boys are my heart and soul, and they moved to Knoxville, and just now popped in the door to say hello. I can’t even tell you how much I love them.”Keep Reading