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Volunteers Needed to Pack and Hand Out
Volunteers Needed to Pack and Hand Out "Blessing Bags" for Those in Need

More volunteers are needed to help Greenhouse Ministries pack "Blessing Bags" to be handed out to those in need. Founder Cliff Sharp told WGNS...

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Siegel High School Spectrum Volunteerism Seminar
Siegel High School Spectrum Volunteerism Seminar

Siegel High School Spectrum teacher Jeannie Cain recently conducted a Volunteerism Seminar.

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Helping Community Oriented Volunteer Fire Departments in Rutherford County
Helping Community Oriented Volunteer Fire Departments in Rutherford County

In Rutherford County, one of the many volunteer Fire Departments that serves the community is the Kittrell Fire Department.

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20th Anniversary for Greenhouse Ministries
20th Anniversary for Greenhouse Ministries

Greenhouse Ministries will host a 20 year celebration reception this Monday night at First Presbyterian Church.

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Volunteers Needed in Murfreesboro
Volunteers Needed in Murfreesboro

Volunteers are needed on October 6, 2018 for a large food giveaway that Greenhouse Ministries is organizing. Founder of Greenhouse Cliff Sharp stated...

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Greenhouse Ministries in the Streets of Murfreesboro
Greenhouse Ministries in the Streets of Murfreesboro

Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro is partnering with local churches to help those who may not be able to do simple tasks around their home. Cliff Sharp with Greenhouse stated...

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Helping Others while Living with the past at age 72 - But, Not living in the past
Helping Others while Living with the past at age 72 - But, Not living in the past

In this interview Kay talked about her past child sexual abuse and how so many others on the streets suffer from the same haunted background. Ms. Kay spoke to me (Scott Walker) about the devastating impact child sex abuse has on someone as they age.

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Non Profit Greenhouse Ministries Continues to Move Forward with New Building Plans
Non Profit Greenhouse Ministries Continues to Move Forward with New Building Plans

Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro continues to move forward with expansion plans. The local non-profit is in the process of raising money to pay for the construction of more space. Christy Sanford with Greenhouse explains...

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Project Healing Waters to hold Motorcycle Run to help local Veterans
Project Healing Waters to hold Motorcycle Run to help local Veterans

The program focuses on U.S. Veterans struggling with disabilities.

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Volunteer to help local Veterans
Volunteer to help local Veterans

Being outside, in nature is something that helps U.S. Veterans who have returned with PTSD. A program called Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing works with Veterans in our community.

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Donate food in Murfreesboro to those in need
Donate food in Murfreesboro to those in need

This Sunday (March 18), volunteers from Student Ministries at Central Christian Church will be hanging grocery bags on doorknobs in Gold Valley, Surrey Court/Berkeley St, and Savannah Ridge neighborhoods.

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Volunteer to help others in Murfreesboro
Volunteer to help others in Murfreesboro

If you have thought about finding a local non profit organization to volunteer with, but have not found where you fit in, then you should participate in the Greenhouse Ministries training seminar...

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Food gift-cards for homeless in Murfreesboro at participating eatery's
Food gift-cards for homeless in Murfreesboro at participating eatery's

Pastor Scott Coy in Murfreesboro aims to give the homeless in our community a little something extra to make it through the Christmas season with a full belly. Coy stated...

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Volunteer at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro
Volunteer at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro

Looking for something new to volunteer for? Have you ever thought about being a part of the Arts locally? Taiisha Bradley at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro stated...

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Hand out
Hand out "Encouragement Bags" in Murfreesboro today

Barnabas Vision in Murfreesboro is handing out weatherproof "Barnabas" bags that founder David Coggin calls "Encouragement Bags."

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Concert in Smyrna, TN to benefit food bank in time for Christmas
Concert in Smyrna, TN to benefit food bank in time for Christmas

The entrance fee is simply a nonperishable food item to help stock the "Nourish Food Bank" before Christmas. A list of needed items is below.

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Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Growing - New Truck
Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Growing - New Truck

Cary Norris, the Vice President of the board that oversees the Christiana Volunteer Fire Department, told WGNS that a new fire truck will soon be delivered to their station...

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Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro
Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

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United Way Stuff the Bus Sort-a-Thon to benefit local children Kindergarten through fifth grade
United Way Stuff the Bus Sort-a-Thon to benefit local children Kindergarten through fifth grade

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is hosting its sixth annual Stuff the Bus Sort-a-Thon to benefit children Kindergarten through fifth grade in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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High School Students volunteering in TN parks for their TN Promise Volunteer Hours
High School Students volunteering in TN parks for their TN Promise Volunteer Hours

800 High school students fulfilled their "Tennessee Promise" community service requirements at Tennessee State Parks on June 24, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2016.

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Volunteer to be a van driver for the VA
Volunteer to be a van driver for the VA

The VA Medical Center in Nashville is in need of individuals willing to give back to our Nation's Heroes - by volunteering as Van Drivers.

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The annual Rescue Run is THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
The annual Rescue Run is THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

The annual Rescue Run will be held at Gateway Island behind Murfreesboro Medical Clinic this Saturday night (November 19th).

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Murfreesboro Area Red Cross needs volunteers for Hurricane Matthew
Murfreesboro Area Red Cross needs volunteers for Hurricane Matthew

The American Red Cross Heart of Tennessee Chapter is recruiting volunteers from the general public who are willing deploy to assist with relief efforts in response to Hurricane Matthew...

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Greenhouse Ministries Announces GameDay Tailgating event on Sept. 12
Greenhouse Ministries Announces GameDay Tailgating event on Sept. 12

Greenhouse Ministries is excited to host their second GameDay Tailgating event on Sept. 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event will be held on the site of Greenhouse Ministries' future building at 315 S Academy Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

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WGNS is Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items Now for School Children in Need
WGNS is Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items Now for School Children in Need

Reports indicate that in the last two years the number of students experiencing homelessness just in Rutherford County has grown from 817 in 2014 to over 1200 this year.

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Need to fulfill TN Promise Volunteer Hours?
Need to fulfill TN Promise Volunteer Hours?

Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, July 23.

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United Way to collect items for Back to School kits
United Way to collect items for Back to School kits

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set to collect items for Back to School kits for kids Pre-K through fifth grade beginning June 3, 2016, through July 18, 2016.

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Volunteer at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro
Volunteer at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro

If you have been looking for somewhere to volunteer on a regular basis, show up at Greenhouse Ministries at 10 AM on Thursday to get plugged in.

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Volunteer to help others in Rutherford County Learn to Read
Volunteer to help others in Rutherford County Learn to Read

Read To Succeed is in need of more volunteers to help others learn to read.

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The Annual Red Cross Honoree is...
The Annual Red Cross Honoree is...

Executive Director of the Red Cross Mike Cowels told WGNS who the honoree will be at the annual event...

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The VITA program is in full swing filing taxes for residents for free
The VITA program is in full swing filing taxes for residents for free

In 2015, volunteers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program filed nearly 730 tax returns resulting in over $1 million returned into Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Sew a quilt for the less fortunate
Sew a quilt for the less fortunate

17 Year old Oakland High School junior Olivia Zietz tells News Radio WGNS more about her project...

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COLD WEATHER: Emergency Shelter Open
COLD WEATHER: Emergency Shelter Open

With temperatures not above the freezing mark until Wednesday, the Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter will be open.

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Volunteers needed to plant trees in Murfreesboro
Volunteers needed to plant trees in Murfreesboro

The MTSU Stormwater Program is coordinating the event, which will last from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Volunteers should meet in the Kroger parking lot at 2050 Lascassas Pike at North Rutherford Boulevard.

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Volunteer to help with the VITA program in Rutherford County
Volunteer to help with the VITA program in Rutherford County

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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United Way helping to refurbish playgrounds in Rutherford and Cannon County
United Way helping to refurbish playgrounds in Rutherford and Cannon County

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is partnering with Murfreesboro City, Rutherford County and Cannon County Schools to refurbish playgrounds...

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Volunteer:  Senior citizens network needs volunteers
Volunteer: Senior citizens network needs volunteers

Retired farm worker Alton Batey watches the world pass by from the front porch of the Lee Road home near Smyrna where he's lived all 88 years of his life.

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Volunteer and help someone learn to read
Volunteer and help someone learn to read

Reading is a fundamental necessity to live a productive life and Read To Succeed in Murfreesboro needs more tutors to help adults learn how to properly read. Malia Grubbs told WGNS...

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Help someone learn to read
Help someone learn to read

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community? Read To Succeed will be hosting two volunteer orientations on Thursday, June 25th at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church.

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Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County - Volunteer
Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County - Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community? Read To Succeed will be hosting two volunteer orientations on Thursday, June 25th at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church.

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Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County - Volunteer
Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County - Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community? Read To Succeed will be hosting two volunteer orientations on Thursday, June 25th at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church.

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VOLUNTEER This Weekend
VOLUNTEER This Weekend

Stones River National Battlefield and eleven local partners will host a major volunteer event on Saturday April 11, 2015 that will kick-off our community's celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.

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VOLUNTEER: Help clean the Percy Priest Lake shoreline
VOLUNTEER: Help clean the Percy Priest Lake shoreline

On Saturday, April 25 starting at 9:00 a.m., volunteers will gather at the Hurricane Creek Recreation Area next to Stones River Road clean along the lakeside. With tons of trash expected to be picked up, Stormwater Project Manager Katherine Green expects several tons of trash to be collected.

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Emergency Shelter to OPEN for the homeless on Friday and Saturday
Emergency Shelter to OPEN for the homeless on Friday and Saturday

The Coldest Nights shelter for men at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro will be open Friday and Saturday nights. The shelter opens when temperatures overnight fall below 30-degrees. The shelter is operated by volunteers in the community.

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Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Community Baby Shower
Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Community Baby Shower

Last year's Community Baby Shower resulted in over 4,000 items collected and 250 baby bags assembled by 68 volunteers.

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Volunteer to be a mentor at Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Murfreesboro
Volunteer to be a mentor at Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Murfreesboro

Have you thought about volunteering to be a mentor in the Big Brothers / Big Sisters program in Murfreesboro?

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Volunteer to help clean Percy Priest Lake
Volunteer to help clean Percy Priest Lake

On Percy Priest Lake, a cleanup event is planned 8 a.m. (Saturday) Sept. 13, 2014 at Anderson Road Recreation Area...

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Can you volunteer to help refurbish local playgrounds?
Can you volunteer to help refurbish local playgrounds?

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is partnering with Murfreesboro City Schools and Rutherford County Schools to refurbish playgrounds on September 26, 2014.

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Volunteers Needed for Taste of Hope in Murfreesboro
Volunteers Needed for Taste of Hope in Murfreesboro

On Saturday, September 6th, The Avenue Murfreesboro will host the annual Taste of Hope in support of the Primary Care and Hope Clinic. 

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La Vergne Accepting Applications for Volunteer Firefighters
La Vergne Accepting Applications for Volunteer Firefighters

The La Vergne Fire Department is opening a volunteer division and is now accepting applications. Some duties will include fire suppression and fire prevention to protect life and property; emergency rescue and basic medical treatment as required; and utilizing various tools and power equipment in rescue operations.

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Me and My Family Night organized by Read To Succeed a BIG HIT!
Me and My Family Night organized by Read To Succeed a BIG HIT!

On Thursday, Read To Succeed held their Me and My Family Night at Cason Lane Academy in Murfreesboro. Jasmine Allen, the mother of Aryana, told WGNS that her daughter had a blast…

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Community asked to volunteer in Benevolent Cemetery Clean Up project in Murfreesboro
Community asked to volunteer in Benevolent Cemetery Clean Up project in Murfreesboro

The cemetery has been overgrown for several years and is now a homeless campsite. Tents and debris actually sit on top of the headstones that are scattered throughout the field. 

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Will you volunteer on Saturday? It is a tree planting event!
Will you volunteer on Saturday? It is a tree planting event!

Community volunteers are needed Saturday, March 1, for a tree planting event along Garrison Creek in east Murfreesboro aimed at protecting the local water supply.

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Read To Succeed Needs You to Volunteer
Read To Succeed Needs You to Volunteer

Read To Succeed is in need of volunteers to not only teach adults how to read, but also help out in the community. Debbie Mankin with Read To Succeed stated...

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UPDATE: Help Still Needed with the Community Wide Baby Shower
UPDATE: Help Still Needed with the Community Wide Baby Shower

Most everyone has heard of a baby shower, but have you ever heard of a community wide baby shower event?

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Donate a Turkey - Or Two, Three, Ten or Twenty Today! Please Help Those in Need...
Greenhouse Ministries is in need of Turkeys! you can drop off frozen turkeys at their South Spring Street location this week and next. Read this story for additional information.
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Volunteer to Hand Out Free Turkey's to Those in Need!
Volunteer to Hand Out Free Turkey's to Those in Need!
Looking for a chance to volunteer for something? Greenhouse Ministries on South Spring Street will be handing out turkeys and all the Thanksgiving fixins' to those in need on November 23rd.
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Volunteer Day at the Center for the Arts is Nearing - Sign Up Now to Help
Volunteer Day at the Center for the Arts is Nearing - Sign Up Now to Help
Our friends at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro tell us it is once again time to clean, re-paint, fix, organize and help.
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VOLUNTEER with Read To Succeed Today! It is Really a Good Idea...
VOLUNTEER with Read To Succeed Today! It is Really a Good Idea...
Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community?  Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer training on Thursday, August 22 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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Looking for that Perfect Fit to Volunteer in Rutherford County? You Found It!
Read To Succeed is looking for volunteers to help with family literacy and adult literacy programs as well as with special events throughout the year. 
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It is Easy to Sign Up for Volunteering Through the United Way
“We saw a need to have a mechanism for residents of Rutherford and Cannon Counties to sign up for volunteer activities through United Way,” said Kristen Hampton...
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