Serving Opportunities Washington County

ON-GOING Serving Opportunities:

Since June 1, 2020 a nightly 1-hour prayer vigil has been happening at the Farmer’s Market in Johnson City from 6-7pm. Various churches and groups have “claimed” a day and led the prayer time. More churches & groups are needed!

If your church would like to take responsibility for an evening or learn more information about the process contact Bill Jolley at:

(cell): 423.483.5244

The MyRide program operates out of the Jonesborough Senior Center as a service for elderly area residents who need rides to medical appointments, the pharmacy, an area grocery store or any other essential trip.

A volunteer driver does NOT need to have proof of a COVID vaccination.

Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer driver or learning more can contact Susan Katko, MyRide Director at susank@jonesboroughtn.org or by calling 423.753.4781

Habitat for Humanity operates the ReStore located at 3201 Kimberly Court in Johnson City. ReStores sell household items, furniture, building supplies, etc. at a discounted price with the proceeds funding their housing and repair programs. There is always a need for volunteers to help load, unload, sort, price, etc. To volunteer at Johnson City ReStore go to this link:

http://donate.holstonhabitat.org/campaigns/2135-johnson-city-restore-volunteer

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) operates a food pantry to help the needs of our area homeless. To contribute or for questions call 1.844.989.2273. [Address is: 321 W. Walnut St., Johnson City] They need the following food donations:

PET FOOD (The homeless have pets)

  • Cheese or peanut butter crackers         * Beef Jerky
  • Applesauce                                                * Pudding
  • Fruit cups                                                  * Granola bars or Cereal bars
  • Ravioli/spaghetti-o’s                               * Ramen noodles
  • Tomato juice                                              * Trail mix
  • Dried fruits                                                 * Peanut butter
  • Any kind of pasta and/or Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned veggies & fruit (pull top lids)
  • Boxed drinks and juices
  • Vienna sausages (pull top lids)              * Small Can Openers
  • Individual packets of oatmeal                * Gallon-size zip lock bags
  • Canned and boxed Tuna and Chicken (w/pop tops)
  • Bags of rice or beans Crackers
  • Dried Goods  –  Coco mix, Kool aid, evaporated milk, instant dried milk, instant mashed potatoes, canned and boxed rice, dried soup, etc.

CURRENT Serving Opportunities:

Good Samaritan is collecting donations for food for their summer (and back to school) food programs. They still need over 700 food boxes for their summer needs.   Get Involved!
Contact Good Sam to hold a food drive:  423.928.0288
Donate online at:  https://goodsamjc.org/donate-summer-food-b2s-landing/