We have long been proud of our enduring partnership with the non-profit grassroots organization, Of One Accord in Rogersville where it serves the neediest in the rural impoverished east Tennessee counties of Hawkins and Hancock.
We especially value the strong bond and friendship we have developed over many years with Of One Accord’s founder and director, Rev. Sheldon Livesay. We are especially pleased to announce today that Of One Accord was selected for a Governor’s Volunteer Stars award.
Of One Accord was presented the award “for outstanding community service in the best interests and highest traditions of the State of Tennessee.”
The state began taking nominations for the three most outstanding non-profits to represent the three regions of the state – western, middle and eastern. Of One Accord was chosen among the nominations from Chattanooga to Bristol as “the most outstanding non-profit in East Tennessee,” noted its hometown newspaper, The Rogersville Review.
Speaking of the award recipients, Volunteer Tennessee executive director Jim Snell stated, “They are the backbone of our great state, and by giving of their time and talents to fulfill needs that would otherwise go unmet, they truly embody the spirit of giving.”
Thanks to our loyal supporters, we are able to assist Of One Accord in its mission to feed hundreds of school children each weekday during summer break who would otherwise go hungry through the operation of its “Lunch Box” bus provide hundreds of children with backpacks full of school supplies and seniors living on meager fixed incomes with much-needed prescription eyeglasses, and much more.
Congratulations to Sheldon and all those staff members and volunteers who work day in and day out to make the lives of those down in their luck in their communities much brighter!
The awards were presented on March 12 by Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis.
(Photo courtesy of Sheldon Livesay)