Fall Fish Fry benefits The Journey Home

Oct 01, 2020 at 10:00 am by LCouser

As nonprofits continue to provide services to their clients, one thing that has been impacted is their ability to host their annual fundraisers. This is the case with The Journey Home.

After canceling two important fundraisers -- Pickin’ at Puckett’s and Costumes & Cocktails -- the nonprofit is playing host to a Fall Fish Fry from 11 a.m.- 1p.m. Oct. 24 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 3145 N. Thompson Lane.

Attendees can come and enjoy a delicious meal with all the trimmings. The event will accommodate those who would like to attend by offering an outside venue with social distancing or others may want to get their order as a carryout. The meal will include fried fish, white beans, coleslaw, and hushpuppies. Adults can eat for $15 and a child’s plate is $5. Tickets can be purchased online (here) or the day of the event.

The nonprofit hopes to engage the community and especially donors who have supported their past fundraising events. Nancy Roark, chair of the development committee commented, “We are working to raise important funds that The Journey Home relies on to serve our community’s vulnerable population. The homeless and disadvantaged need housing and services more than ever during this pandemic. I am confident that the community will come together for The Journey Home and support this fundraiser.” The leadership joining Nancy Roark includes Roseann Barton, Board Chair of The Journey Home, Alesia Normand, and Courtney Cops.

The Journey Home was founded in 2006 as a Christian Outreach serving the homeless and disadvantaged of Rutherford County. The housing program currently operates 25 supportive housing units serving 50 to 60 people on any given night. Additionally, the agency houses about 60 families in marketplace rental homes annually. The Outreach Center provides day to day resources connecting people and engaging them at their point of need. Transformation happens through sustainable, long-term investment of both the individual and the community at large.

If you would like more information on The Journey Home or the Fall Fish Fry, please contact Lisbeth Couser, Director of Development. LCouser@LoveGodServePeople.org or call 615-809-2644.

About The Journey Home

Founded in 2006, The Journey Home is a Christian ministry that serves the homeless and disadvantaged of Rutherford County. The agency does this by meeting basic needs with day-to-day resources like meals and food staples, laundry and shower facilities, restrooms and hygiene products, clothing, communication resources (mail service, public phones, computer and internet access), and case management services including coaching and referrals through our outreach center. The agency works to build relationships that encourage hope and strategies for moving in a new direction, reintegrating into mainstream community life through housing programs and service coordination including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, employment, parenting, household management, faith-building, and relational wellness to meet people at their point of need. The best solutions require all of us in the community to Love God and Serve People. To learn more about becoming involved, contact Lisbeth Couser, LCouser@LoveGodServePeople.org or call 615-809-2644.

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