15:25 Project

We begin a new initiative aimed specifically at continued relief efforts due to the Nashville tornados and COVID-19 repercussions. In Romans 15:25, the apostle Paul is inviting the church in Rome to share their resources to care for the impoverished believers that are living in Jerusalem. Every week, we will be introducing a new, local mission partner. We hope you’ll join us.

Our continued support also goes to our own Disaster Relief Efforts where we continue to find ways to provide for the current needs of our ongoing partners.

Partner of the Week: Martha O’Bryan Center

The Martha O’Bryan Center (MOB) was founded in 1894 by Martha O’Bryan, who was a member at First Presbyterian Church. MOBC is a long standing mission partner if FPC’s and many of our church members are involved with the center.

MOBC is located in the heart of East Nashville and is integral in tornado relief efforts there. Now, they are continuing to offer both tornado and Covid-19 relief, as well as continuing many of their ongoing programs.

In the last 5 weeks, there have been over 600 requests for financial support, tornado relief, or therapeutic support, which is double the number of requests from a typical year. Each week, they’re providing groceries on wheels to 53 homebound individuals, senior supplemental boxes to 70 seniors, and emergency food boxes to more than 1000 individuals. Previously, a busy week was 200 emergency food boxes. They are now serving more individuals in a day than they used to in a very busy week. In 5 weeks, they’ve served 4,856 senior and crisis food boxes, which traditionally would have been 6 months of service.

Because of its physical proximity to tornado victims and areas of highest poverty in our city, Martha O’Bryan is uniquely positioned in our community to provide necessary relief to those in need during these difficult times.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting one of our most beloved mission partners this week as the 15:25 project gets closer to $100,000 in donations over the past few weeks. Donate now!

Fifth Partner: Siloam Health

In their own words, “Siloam Health seeks to care, not just for the physical health of those we serve, but for their spiritual, emotional, and mental health as well, based on a strong belief that every person is an image-bearer of their creator.” We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Siloam as they continue their mission to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care. First Pres members have given $9,142 from 34 donors so far in the first week! Thank you for your continued support – what a gift to be a part. Donate now!

Siloam Health video

Fourth Partner: Nashville Rescue Mission

Thank you to you and your families for the ongoing support of our 15:25 Project and the Nashville Rescue Mission. Donate now! As a result of the impacts from COVID-19, their client base has grown significantly, and your continued support is very helpful. We are inspired by the work happening in and among our community and are grateful to play a small role in loving our community well.

Nashville Rescue Mission video

Third Partner: The Little Pantry That Could

The Little Pantry That Could logoAfter the 2010 flood in Nashville, Stacy Downey saw that access to healthy food was not available to many displaced by the flood. As a result, The Little Pantry That Could became a reality. Since then, volunteers stock the shelves of the pantry on Friday afternoons, and anyone who needs food is invited to shop on Saturdays, no questions asked. They received $10,645 with 54 donors for the first week. In addition, FPC’s Food Services and SFM delivered $3,000 worth of groceries and meats to them. They are so grateful and want everyone to know how much they appreciate FPC, their people, and our partnership. Donate by clicking on the PayPal button on the donate page. (Clicking on the PayPal button will allow you to donate with a credit card).

The Little Pantry That Could video

Second Partner: Legacy Mission Village

We are partnering with Legacy Mission Village to support their emergency relief efforts within the LMV community. In the first week, we raised over $21,000 with more than 90 donors. Click here to join us as we support LMV. (Select COVID-19 Emergency Fund from the dropdown).

Legacy Mission Village video

First Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Second Harvest Learn MoreSecond Harvest Food Bank’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. This is especially true right now in middle Tennessee, due to tornado and COVID-19 relief. Join us through our Virtual Food Drive as we help Second Harvest feed our neighbors. $1 = 4 meals. Within the first week, we raised $22,450 with about 120 donors. Thank you!

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