DEER LODGE, TN – The Morgan Scott Project for Cooperating Christian Concerns reported here today it is need of volunteers, especially carpenters that can serve as project managers.
“While we have a continuing need for help here at the Morgan Scott Project complex near Deer Lodge, we really need carpenters or handy men to help guide and supervise our volunteer work groups,” said Crystal Tompkins, Morgan Scott Project Executive Director.
“We have work groups from all around the country that come here for a few days to help us with repairs for the homes, primarily for the elderly, sick or handicapped citizens of Scott and Morgan County.
“Some of these work groups are very skilled while others have virtually no skills, just a desire to help,” Tompkins. “We desperately need several carpenters, handy men or do-it-yourselfers that we can call on to guide these groups.”
“Occasionally, it would be great for us to have a volunteer we could call on to make an emergency home repair for an elderly, handicapped or sick couple or individual that simply cannot afford to even keep their home livable.” She added.
“We also have a need here for volunteers to accept, unload and sort donations that come in throughout the day. We also occasionally need help with our many projects from Bread Day each Friday, to backpack and Christmas toy distribution.
“We have several great volunteers we can now call on but we need more as the need for help here in Morgan and Scott counties continues to grow.
“It need not take a full day of a volunteer’s time. Just a few hours of a volunteer’s time each month would be greatly appreciated,” Tompkins said.
“For more information, give me a call at 423-965-3131 or better yet, drop by for a visit anytime. You can quickly learn about what we do each day and how you might choose to help.” She concluded.
The Morgan Scott Project is located at 1022 Old Deer Lodge Pike.