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Neighborhood volunteer Rob Metcalf helps clear tornado debris in front of East End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
Holston prepares to help Tennessee neighbors after tornado

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 4, 2020) -- Holston mission leaders are reaching out to United Methodists in central Tennessee to learn how they can help after this week's deadly tornadoes. Tennessee is under a state of emergency Wednesday after the deadliest ...

In Hansonville, Virginia, volunteers prepare to help neighbors with cleaning buckets supplied by Holston congregations.
Pastors in Southwest Virginia work to help flood survivors

Feb. 14, 2020 update: Disaster-response leaders in Holston's Clinch Mountain District met Feb. 10 to prepare for possibly calling in teams for flood clean-up after assessments are made. "We have distributed many, many cleaning buckets and hygiene ...

Becky Puckett and Lieutenant Steve Ebb receive Holston donations designated for the Gatlinburg Fire Department.
Last of wildfire donations delivered to Sevier Co. firefighters

ALCOA, Tenn. – In the season of Thanksgiving, Holston Conference expressed gratitude to firefighters and emergency medical technicians who saved lives three years ago during the deadly Great Smoky Mountain wildfires. The anniversary happened to fall...

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Holston team ministers with 1,800 children in Zimbabwe

"Hands-on" kits sent by churches distributed to most needy   It’s the hundreds of little faces and their expressions that inspire Amy Carmon to return to Zimbabwe each August. “It’s a blessing to see these kids’ faces ... You see those expressions ...