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Dear One Day of Hope Volunteers and Supporters:

During our recent Open Meeting we discussed the possibility of holding a “Drive-Thru” event
this year, as a measure to still serve our community without having to cancel again, due to the
resurgence of Covid 19 infections. None of us wanted to cancel this wonderful joint effort by all Christians to work together and serve through this great event. However, as the Board has
agonized over all the logistics of holding an event that is safe for both our volunteers as well as our honored guests, and the fact that we can actually meet very few of the current needs of our community through such a limited event; we have decided to take a different and more focused approach for 2021 outlined below.

We believe that food insecurity is being addressed in a wonderful way currently by a variety of
churches, community groups, and food banks such as Good Sam. Our guests tell us that their
greatest needs are for children’s clothing, underwear, shoes, socks and coats, as well as work-
related boots and shoes for men and women. Also, the need for dental and medical assistance
continues to be an area of limited access. None of these areas could be easily addressed with a “Drive-Thru” event. Currently we are beginning to work with existing programs within our
schools to see how we can help provide coats and clothing to those in need. Additionally, we
intend to continue to collect hygiene items and donations for such, so that we can provide
hygiene bags through schools, food banks, and other outreach efforts. This year with your
generous donations and the assistance of our medical and dental volunteers we hope to
address dental and medical needs through screening requests from churches and individuals as they occur throughout the year. However, we are very close to acquiring a home for the
operation of an ongoing Community Medical and Dental Clinic to continue this work year-


God willing, we will be able to hold our Annual One Day of Hope event again in 2022, but until then, we still need your contributions and your volunteer efforts to organize hygiene items, to transport items to needed areas, and to do a variety of tasks throughout the year. Please ask your churches to continue their financial support, their collection of hygiene items, and the donation of winter coats of all sizes. We will send more information about activities and the need for volunteers as soon as possible. As always we will use all the resources we receive to serve needs and to bring praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Most of all we do not want to lose this wonderful spirit of cooperation between believers that we have in Coffee County which has been the hallmark of One Day of Hope!

These are the ways you can help:
1. Use this information to announce and promote this effort to your church and others
2 Pray for God to bless us and those who are struggling, as we attempt to serve.
3 Collect coats for all ages, Men’s work boots, and children’s clothing, shoes, and
coats. (Contact Jane Marcrom at 931-247-5791 or
4 Collect hygiene items (Disposable razors, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and
soap- -Contact Maggie Smith at 931-607 4176 or
5 Be a volunteer. We have an open meeting on Sept 16 th .
6 Financial support through church contribution, organization contribution, &
individual contributions.


Please attempt to send contributions prior to October 16 th
to our treasurer C.J. Thompson at P.O. Box 99, Manchester, TN 37349.


Of course, we will be grateful for any and all support at any time.

May God bless you richly for your generosity and patience through these trying times!

Because of Christ,

Ray Marcrom, President
One Day of Hope of Coffee County

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