The idea for House 2Home came from watching people give and receive in a Nashville First Church of the Nazarene Sunday school class. Two class members noticed a family living outside in an East Nashville neighborhood; the whole class pitched in to help that family get a new start. That was 2013.
In 2014, using our own vehicles, a rented storage unit, and our garages, we began picking up and delivering furniture. Within three weeks it became obvious that God was directing these efforts. Almost immediately upon receiving a request for an item, that item was donated; or when something was donated, almost immediately that item was specifically requested. By word of mouth, news of this unique ministry spread quickly. Soon a variety of social agencies, government offices, churches, and caring citizens began requesting assistance for individuals needing household items, indicating that not many such services were available.
Today, House 2Home Nashville is a volunteer division of the 510 Foundation with a small warehouse, a box truck, and a track record of having picked up from over 1000 households, delivering to over 845 households, and having raised over $106,000 for new beds. We currently partner with over 25 agencies in Davidson County in an effort to help the recently homeless get a new start.
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