The Emmanuel House Board Members (L to R) Junior Nesbitt, Kandra Preston, Bill Woodard, and Monica Mowdy accept a donation check from Wilson Bank and Trust, presented by Holleigh Upchurch.

The Training and Sales Department at Wilson Bank and Trust recently made a $1,000 donation to the board of directors of The Emmanuel House in Smith County. 

This donation was the final step in an ongoing charitable partnership between the Wilson Bank and Trust employee team and The Emmanuel House.

In September, a group of Wilson Bank and Trust employees volunteered their time to assist with renovations of The Emmanuel House. Volunteers helped disassemble and remove an unusable shed in back of the property, cleaned the inside of the house, and moved furniture.

A team of Wilson Bank and Trust volunteers assist with renovations of The Emmanuel House.

The Emmanuel House is a nonprofit emergency shelter for women and children based in Smith County, Tennessee.

The original Emmanuel Hose in Smith County closed in 2017, but the house is currently being renovated in a project spearheaded by Kandra Preston. The Emmanuel House plans to open its doors again in the spring of 2019.

The Emmanuel House is a 12-bedroom facility that will be able to serve women with and without substance abuse issues who need assistance getting back on their feet.

The house is located at 703 Main Street North in Carthage, Tennessee.

Follow along with progress on The Emmanuel House renovation and learn how you can help by visiting and liking their Facebook page.