On January 16, 2020, members of the community came together for an evening of food and fellowship at the “Taste of River City” fundraiser for The Emmanuel House.

“Taste of River City” provided a wonderful opportunity for the community to meet the Emmanuel House Board of Directors and the women who currently live in the house.

The event also created space for several local restaurants and caterers to showcase their signature cuisine, and many area businesses and organizations cooked up pots of delicious soup and chili for event attendees to enjoy.

Guests enjoyed bidding in a silent auction and listening to live music provided by Don Kannapel on keyboard and Cindy Dowell on harp.

All who attended “Taste of River City” left with a ceramic bowl as a souvenir from the night, as well as full bellies and full hearts. 

Check out the gallery below to see some scenes from “Taste of River City” 2020!

If you would like to support the Emmanuel House, there are plenty of ways you can do so! 

Currently, the greatest need for The Emmanuel House is consistent funding. 

The house operates on a budget of $60,000 per year. Approximately 25% of this operating budget comes from the residents’ rent payments, and the rest is funded by donations.

If you or your church or business would like to donate to The Emmanuel House, you can do so by check mailed to their P.O. Box (P.O. Box 344 – Gordonsville, TN – 38563), or via PayPal by using the email theemmanuelhouse@outlook.com. 

For direct deposit or to set up a recurring transfer, you can use Citizens Bank Routing Number 64107729 and Donations Sweep Account 12277223. 

If you have any questions about The Emmanuel House, please reach out to any of the members of the Board of Directors: Michael Nesbitt – President, Monica Mowdy – Vice President, Rachel Kemp – Secretary, Holleigh Upchurch – Treasurer, Bill Woodard, Kandra Preston, Dillon Reed, Lindsey Gull, Jacky Carver, Jr., Jeremiah Hassler – Board Attorney, or Holly Burton – Executive Director. 

To stay up to date on news, needs, and volunteer opportunities, follow The Emmanuel House on Facebook or visit their website.