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All for HIM is a 501c(3) organization. They are the only street Ministry to serve on Sunday Mornings in Nashville.

"Reaching and LOVING people right where they are..."  The organization is the 2017 Winner of the Lebanon Hometown Hero Nonprofit Organization · Community Organization. 

ALL FOR HIM MINISTRY ·

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018

"It started with a Cart.

Almost fours years ago, I worked downtown and was unaware of the heavily populated Homeless community living among us. I felt the need to do something so I collected hats, gloves and made sandwiches. I walked each day on my break and served our Community and got to the know each person by name. I listened to their stories, hugged and reminded each person they matter.

Here we are in 2018 and we are an official Nonprofit Organization serving our Nashville community. Our goal is not to just provide a sandwich but to build relationships with each person and hear them. We provide resources, help in finding jobs and more importantly remind each person they matter right where they are..... My story began with a Cart but will end with so much more." 

www.facebook.com/doingitallforhim

www.allforhimministry.org

Check out this link! Heather with All for Him Ministry was on News 2 and gave us a shout out! We are doing good work and are already making an impact!



SEE PHOTOS Volunteering with All for Him Ministry at Church Street Park – June 2, 2019

The Branch

The Nashville flood of 2010 brought many difficult days and difficult things, but as is often the case, storm clouds may have a silver lining. The rising waters brought us all together for one cause and made associates and friends of people we had never even met. 

In Southeast Nashville, churches and organizations came together in a great symphony of oneness and formed Southeast Nashville Recovery. From managing home clean outs and rebuilds, to feeding people who couldn’t even cook a meal for themselves because their homes had been devastated, many of us worked in the community to help our neighbors get back to a new normal. In the summer of 2012, after completing work on 312 homes, we completed what we had been asked to do. 

But we were changed. We saw what it looks like to cross all kinds of preconceived barriers and join hands with each other and work for a common cause.

After some serious rest and regrouping, we agreed that our work had uncovered other unmet needs, and we should remain united to address them. Input from the community and from Second Harvest emphasized the need for a good food pantry. We researched and investigated and opened in April of 2013 to feed families in three zip codes.

In the days following, we began to uncover some of the reasons that lead our families to a need for food support, and with our eye always toward finding solutions, we worked to implement ways to get to the root of the issues. We come beside veterans and people on fixed incomes as life can be quite challenging, and we can help to lighten the burden just a little.  As we can, we encourage those that are able to find long term solutions. We try to help people find jobs, and we help them learn English as their second language. We look for ways to help the children, because they are our tomorrow.

We took care of 120 families that first month in 2013. After serving more than 15,000 families and hosting over 250 adult English learners, we have accomplished much and built many great relationships. There is still much work to be done as we walk among our neighbors and build our community.

www.thebranchofnashville.org



The Bridge provides a non-profit service to the food insecure, poor, homeless, and partner agencies to bring necessities for everyday life to the needy. Our goal is to feed the hungry in Nashville, to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness, and to motivate people to be passionate for the poor.
 

HOW THE BRIDGE STARTED The Bridge began in November of 2004. Birthed out of a desire to help feed and clothe the homeless of Nashville, Candy Christmas began taking huge pots of jambalaya down to the homeless living under the Jefferson Street bridge. After seeing that the need was far greater than just one hot meal a week, Candy began to collect clothing and non-perishable food items to pass out to her friends. She stored it all in her garage and friends volunteered to come over and fill grocery bags with food. The more people that began finding out about this ministry and caught the vision, the faster the ministry grew.

THE BRIDGE TODAY The Bridge is housed in a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Nashville, TN, that not only stores the food for the Tuesday evening services, but also acts as a local food bank for other area ministries. The Bridge Ministry also aids school children on assisted lunch programs by filling their backpacks with food on Friday afternoons so that they have food to eat over the weekend.

A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION We have a passion for the poor, and we invite you to join us in making a difference. The Bridge is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization, which means all donations are tax deductible. We are honored to live out the words of our Lord when he said, "...inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:40)

The Three Phases of The Bridge Ministry

Church Under the Bridge

Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. under the Jefferson Street bridge, The Bridge Ministry serves between 350 to 500 poor and homeless individuals. We provide a hot meal, distribute 15,000 pounds of groceries, hygiene items, and clothing, to every guest in attendance. In addition to meeting natural needs, The Bridge Ministry also meets spiritual needs by ministering the Gospel in Word and song.​

Bridge to Kids

In addition to children’s programing under the bridge on Tuesday nights, The Bridge Ministry provides weekend food bags for food insecure and homeless children. During the 2016-17 school year, we partnered with 20 schools and aftercare programs to feed 1,100 children each week. Over the summer, we were in 21 programs and fed 1,780 children each week. For the 2017-18 school year, we have partnered with over 38 schools and aftercare programs and are feeding over 3,300 children each week.

Bridge to You

The Bridge Ministry partners with over 20 local ministries, who need support, that have outreaches in their communities, by assisting them with food, clothing and hygiene items.

www.bridgeministry.org

Workday at The Branch - November 8, 2019



















Renovia and BOMA Paints The Branch's offices - August 16, 2019










Interstate AC donates van to All for Him Ministry as part of BOMA’s Community Outreach Program – August 6, 2019







Backpack Drive – Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Summer Camp – July 26, 2019







Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Summer Camp, June 14, 2019







Volunteering with All for Him Ministry at Church Street Park – June 2, 2019






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