love your neighbor

This is a tough one, 57 YO Man living in a house falling down.

57 YO special needs man in house thats falling down.

Frank…the unfolding story

The last post was the Mountain Press article regarding the project for a man who lost his family in a fire, had a traumatic head injury, and was living alone with no one to care for him. ACTUALLY NO! The article was about LIVE-IT and Keep Sevier Beautiful partnering together to clean up his property. But the “REAL STORY” is a man named Frank who is still alone with his two dogs when all the volunteers who came for the day go home. I do want to thank Pathways Church for sponsoring and sending lots of volunteers this past Saturday to Franks home to “make a difference”. At the end of this Saturday’s project day, Frank and I stood on his front porch looking at all had been done. His only question was “Have you found someone to live with me yet”. You see when it all comes down to it, we really don’t need things fixed…we need each other. The photos are below:

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LIVE-IT part of USDA project.

Sevier County participants include SMARM, LIVE-IT, and Douglas Cooperative.

We are excited to be working with Knoxville Leadership Foundation and the USDA to increase our ability to serve more Sevier County residents who are in need. Pictured above are the three organizations in Sevier County that will be a part of this project. Exciting…

Lighting up a blind man’s life.

This past Saturday three students from Johnson University helped a local resident who is blind hang Christmas lights on his home.

Three students for Johnson University love their neighbor by hanging Christmas lights.

The project started when Rick (The home owner) called his church and asked if they could help him hang Christmas lights on his home. Although Rick is blind, he wanted to help spread his Christmas cheer in his neighbornood. Rick’s church partners with LIVE-IT and activated the “Love Your Neighbor” Network and Rick is now sporting his Cheer to all who pass by his home.

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Neighbor Care Groups

With over 140 home projects completed. We are committed to creating community for those we serve. Click on link to view 1 minute video. Neighbor Care Groups Video