SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - Good Samaritan Ministries is expanding their services which could make getting help more convenient for some people in our area.
Boxes of food are being moved into the new Good Samaritan Ministries location off of Industrial Park Road in Piney Flats.
Executive Director of Good Samaritan Ministries, Sarah Wells, tells us this is coming at the perfect time, "That's very exciting for us to be able to move forward and to watch as God expands so we can help the needs of other people."
We found out this new space will be used for social services offices, food pantry and clothing. Even two businesses will be onsite to provide on the job training, "That will be an EBay Store and then we will also have our Gifts from Heaven which we started about 2 years ago so this is a good home for it to come," adds Wells.
Wells says Gifts from Heaven is a program that helps military veterans and their families get on the job training.
We learned the new building comes with a lease of just one dollar a year, "She's had this dream and this need and then we've had this look to outreach and look to help and look to give and for it all to come together the way it has is very exciting," says Chris Laisure.
Chris Laisure is the CEO of Business Information Systems.
The company decided to donate their building to Good Samaritan Ministries and also pay for all the utilities, "Hopefully we'll be able to give back more than just the building and services," says Laisure.
Laisure isn't looking for his business to get attention he just wants the focus be placed on Good Samaritan, "God put this place on my heart as I would drive through here and pray for it so to be allowed to come here that's a special answer to prayer."
Wells tells us they are still in need of office furniture for the new location.
If you would like to donate or volunteer you can call (423) 928-1958.
If you are in need of assistance you can call (423) 928-0288.