Greenhouse Ministries, a local non-profit, is helping hundreds of households with food as more and more people are finding themselves without work.
That was Greenouse Founder Cliff Sharp. He told WGNS that other non-profits are open and serving, but most are working through phone calls and emails. Other agencies like The Journey Home are still serving food to the homeless and others who can't afford to eat right now...
Ministries - Non Profits Currently Helping / Open via Phone or Email:
Greenhouse Ministries (Above):
Address: 309 S Spring St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 494-0499
Address: 141 MTCS Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 556-5134
Address: 1809 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-0617
The Journey Home
Address: 308 W Castle St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 809-2643
The Salvation Army
Address: 1137 W Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 895-7071
In Tennessee, if the head of a household is bringing in $39,000 annually and is married with two children, their weekly take home pay after taxes rings in at $657.05 or $2,628.20 monthly. After one mortgage payment of $950, it drops down to $1,678.20 followed by a single car payment of $300 it equals $1,378.20. If you are the only one working and you add into the mix utilities and insurance for your home and auto, you only have $978.20 left each month. This is the scenario many residents are facing. With one week off of work and a skipped paycheck (if your work is paid hourly), the amount falls down to only $321.15 remaining in your bank account. If you have two weeks without work and without pay, your account is suddenly in the negative with no money for food.