CLEVELAND, Tenn. (May 25, 2017) -- The major purpose of the Holston United Methodist Home for Children is to teach the youth “who they are, and whose they are.”
Those words opened the annual benefit luncheon at the First United Methodist Church for organization, which has assisted youth suffering through troubled times for more than a century.
Event Chairman Nancy Casson noted that since last year’s luncheon, 11 Bradley County youth have been added to the rolls of more than 300 now at the home.
“It’s imperative that we support this ministry ... in Greeneville, because we do benefit from it and our kids benefit,” Casson said. “We really, really thank them for working with us.”
A group of youth from the home performed music which brought both tears and cheers from the audience.
HUMHC Christian Life minister Abel Carrico called the youth from the home “amazing.”
“I get to watch every day as Jesus Christ transforms them,” Carrico said.
Bob Kesling, aka “The Voice of the Vols,” lent his familiar voice to the proceedings.