Serve Your Community During Love Our City
June 4, 2022
Details
Time
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Signup Deadline
May 29th, 2022
Registration is now closed, but walk-ups are welcome.

Join our Long Hollow family to Love Our City with radical intentionality. On Saturday, June 4, we will mobilize to reach our community with the hope of the Gospel by being the Church in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and places of service in our area. This is an opportunity to care for our community as a family, life group, or D-group. Don’t miss it!

Registration is now closed, but walk-ups are welcome.

We’ll gather in the Worship Center at 9:00 a.m. and depart to our service locations from there. Most service projects will be complete by noon.

We have opportunities to paint, clean, organize, plant flowers, trim hedges, play BINGO, power wash, grill hot dogs, and much more. Know of an opportunity to serve but it’s not on our list? Let us know. There’s something for everyone, so mark your calendar and register now.

If you’re part of our online campus and don’t live in Middle Tennessee, you can participate wherever you are! Gather your family, life group, or D-group and make a plan to serve in your area. You can deliver protein packs or meals to first responders, doctors, hospital personnel, or teachers, help organize at a local food bank, visit a local nursing home or assisted living facility to play games with the residents, clean classrooms or beautify a school, or host a neighborhood hangout. These are just a few ideas - register and let us know what you plan to do in your community!

Opportunities to Serve & Materials Needed

Bethpage

  • Bethpage Elementary
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Bethpage Elementary is seeking volunteers to spruce up their reading garden with mulch, as well as some help weeding and shaping plants on campus.
    Materials Needed: Mulch, rakes, trimmers, shovels, wheelbarrow

Gallatin

  • Ashley's Place
    Ashley’s Place is a non-profit organization that provides services to children and families when there are allegations of severe physical and/or sexual abuse. Join us in serving by beautifying their playground and welcome sign area. This includes scrubbing/pressure washing a small fence, pulling weeds, mulching around a tree, painting a wood train, and trimming back a bush growing around the entrance sign.
    Materials Needed: Pressure washer, lopper to trim small branches, red paint, paint brushes, mulch
  • Benny Bills Elementary
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Benny Bills Elementary is in need of touchup painting in their hallways, sidewalks, tracks, and curbs.
    Materials Needed: All materials will be provided by the school
  • Bledsoe Youth Academy
    Bledsoe Youth Academy is a 30-bed residential treatment center for boys ages 12 to 17 years old. The center provides a vast array of programs that focus on mental health treatment, art, music, recreation therapies and education 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Join us as we repaint, organize, and beautify the building.
    Materials Needed: Fresh flowers, soil, cleaning supplies, rollers, roller frames, paint brushes, drop cloths
  • Care for a LH Church Member
    Join us in serving at the home of Long Hollow member and widow, Carol, by organizing her garage.
    No materials needed.
  • East Camp Village Mobile Home Park Block Party
    Join us in serving the residents of East Camp Village Mobile Home Park in Gallatin. Help by facilitating games, serving food, greeting, and engaging in meaningful conversations with these families. A majority of these residents are primarily Spanish-speakers, so if you know the language as well, this is a great opportunity for you (this is preferred but not required.)
    No materials needed.
  • Gallatin Fire Station (97 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)
  • Gallatin Police Dept (120 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)
  • Gallatin Shalom Zone
    Located within the most underserved community in Sumner County, Gallatin Shalom Zone works to empower and enrich children and families by providing meaningful assistance and quality programs. Join us in beautifying their building through painting, landscaping, etc.
    Materials Needed: All materials will be provided by the center
  • Guild Elementary
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Guild Elementary is in need of volunteers to pull weeds in flower beds around campus and at the main entrance of the school.
    Materials Needed: gloves
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore
    Habitat for Humanity Restore is a home improvement and donation center that funds Habitat for Humanity rebuild and repair projects. Join us at the Gallatin ReStore location to assist in cleaning, organizing, and loading/unloading donations.
    Materials Needed: All materials will be provided by the center
  • Home Safe
    Home Safe provides free and confidential services to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence. Join us in beautifying their playground area and laundry room with some indoor/outdoor painting, trimming of limbs and bushes, power washing their jungle gym, and creating a garden.
    Materials Needed: Power washer, chainsaw, ladder, electric hedge trimmers/hedge shears, paint, paint brushes/rollers, shovel, hoe, gloves, soil
  • NCH Sumner
    Residents of nursing homes are coming out of a season of severe loneliness post-pandemic. Join us in loving and serving the residents of NCH Sumner by facilitating their BINGO games and playing along with them.
    Materials Needed: All materials will be provided by the center
  • Station Camp Elementary
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Station Camp Elementary is seeking volunteers to paint areas upstairs and in their cafeteria, as well as pull weeds throughout the campus.
    Materials Needed: All materials will be provided by the school
  • Sumner County Veteran's Home
    Serve the veterans of Sumner Co Veterans Home in Gallatin by hosting a cookout in their facility’s parking lot and helping remove weeds around their landscape. Our local veterans would love to have food and fellowship with you, your family, and friends.
    Materials Needed: Grill, hot dogs, hot dog buns, condiments, napkins, chips, snacks, cooler, drinks, gloves (for weeds)

Hendersonville

  • Care for a LH Church Member
    Join us in serving at the home of LaTosha, a neighbor in Hendersonville, by cutting and trimming trees and shrubs, cleaning her gutters, and installing a fan.
    Materials Needed: Trash bags, gloves, shovels, trowel, hedge trimmers, ladder
  • Care for a LH Church Member
    Join us in serving at the home of Long Hollow member and special needs single mom, Lisa, by mulching, organizing her garage and son’s playroom, making small repairs, and washing exterior windows.
    Materials Needed: Cleaning supplies, weed eater, drill, 6 bags of mulch
  • Care for a LH Church Member
    Join us in serving at the home of Long Hollow single mom, Kristi, by trimming trees and shrubs, pulling weeds, and mulching garden beds.
    Materials Needed: Gloves, trash bags, weed eater, rake
  • Gene Brown Elementary
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Gene Brown Elementary is in need of volunteers to clean their fence line on the east side of campus, a well as rock beds at the car rider line and around the back of the campus.
    Materials Needed: All materials will be provided by the school
  • George Whitten Elementary
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. George Whitten Elementary is in need of volunteers to weed and paint their playground and some areas indoors. Materials Needed: Rollers, roller pads, brushes, paint trays, drop cloths
  • Grace Place Ministries
    Grace Place is a ministry that provides safe housing and resources for single mothers and their children. Join us in serving Grace Place by power washing the Grace Place home and tidying up the front porch area.
    Materials Needed: Power washer & gloves
  • Hendersonville High School
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Hendersonville High School is in need of volunteers to pick up trash around their campus.
    Materials Needed: Gloves & trash bags
  • Hendersonville Fire Station (122 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)
  • Hendersonville Police Dept. (160 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)
  • Hendersonville Hospital (10 am to 12 pm shift)
    Our local medical teams are in desperate need of encouragement. Join us in serving Hendersonville Hospital by serving hot dogs, chips, and refreshments in the staff parking lot during one (or more!) of the time slots listed. If you plan to bring your children along with you, have them create cards to distribute as staff joins you!
    Materials Needed: Grill, hot dogs, hot dog buns, condiments, napkins, chips, snacks, cooler, drinks
  • Hendersonville Hospital (12 pm to 1:30 pm shift)
    Our local medical teams are in desperate need of encouragement. Join us in serving Hendersonville Hospital by serving hot dogs, chips, and refreshments in the staff parking lot during one (or more!) of the time slots listed. If you plan to bring your children along with you, have them create cards to distribute as staff joins you!
    Materials Needed: Grill, hot dogs, hot dog buns, condiments, napkins, chips, snacks, cooler, drinks
  • Hendersonville Hospital (1:30 pm to 3 pm shift)
    Our local medical teams are in desperate need of encouragement. Join us in serving Hendersonville Hospital by serving hot dogs, chips, and refreshments in the staff parking lot during one (or more!) of the time slots listed. If you plan to bring your children along with you, have them create cards to distribute as staff joins you!
    Materials Needed: Grill, hot dogs, hot dog buns, condiments, napkins, chips, snacks, cooler, drinks
  • Merrol Hyde Magnet
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Merrol Hyde Magnet is in need of volunteers to deep clean (wash doors, hallway/ classroom baseboards & trim, benches, windows), scrape or wipe tape off of doors, windows, and trim in preparation for painting)
    Materials Needed: All materials will be provided by the school
  • Walton Ferry Elementary
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Walton Ferry Elementary is in need of volunteers to pressure wash under their school awning, as well as their sidewalks.
    Materials Needed: Pressure washers

Goodlettsville

  • Care for a LH neighbor
    Join us in serving at the home of Long Hollow cancer survivor, Lanisa, with a yard refresh, including weed eating, trimming shrubs, cleaning out flower beds, etc.
    Materials Needed: weed eater, gloves, trash bags, rake, hedge trimmers
  • Jonah's Journey
    Jonah’s Journey is a ministry that provides temporary and long-term foster care to the children of incarcerated mothers. Join us in serving their Goodlettsville office by planting flowers along the outside of their main entrance and organizing their donation closet.
    Materials Needed: Planters (2), soil, flowers, mulch
  • Madison Creek Elementary
    Join us as we bless our schools by offering small refreshes throughout their campuses. Madison Creek Elementary is in need of volunteers to pull weeds from their mulch beds and clean all exterior windows.
    Materials Needed: Gloves, window cleaner, squeegee, microfiber cloths
  • Goodlettsville Fire Station (25 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)
  • Goodlettsville Police Dept (60 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)

Nashville

  • The Next Door
    The Next Door is a faith-based and compassionate treatment program for women struggling with addiction. Join us in cleaning, organizing, prayer walking, writing encouraging notes for the women here, and creating inspirational posters for hallways around the facility. (This is an ADULTS ONLY opportunity.)
    Materials Needed: Markers, pens, cards, posters

Madison

  • Community Care Fellowship
    Community Care Fellowship serves Christ by offering hope, love and resources to neighbors experiencing housing insecurity. Join us at their Madison site to feed guests and engage in meaningful conversations.
    All materials will be provided by the center

Portland

  • Hands of Hope
    Hands of Hope is a dedicated group of compassionate people with the same vision, trying to make a difference in their town of Portland, TN. As part of their relief efforts, they have a food pantry that runs similar to a free grocery store. Join them in stocking shelves as well as helping visitors shop and bag their items, as well as carry groceries to their cars.
    No materials needed
  • Portland Police Dept (39 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)
  • Portland Fire Station (26 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)

White House

  • Care for a LH Church Member
    Join us in serving at the home of Long Hollow member and single mom, Ashley, by mulching, trimming hedges, and weed eating.
    Materials Needed: Hedge trimmers
  • White House Fire Station (23 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)
  • White House Police Dept (27 packs)
    Our first responders work long days to serve and protect our community. Join us in showing appreciation through protein packs. Items for packs can be picked up on campus to then be assembled with your group in preparation for Love Our City deliveries!
    Materials Needed: Items for these packs will be provided by the Long Hollow Missions team (a follow up email will be sent with details on when and where volunteers can pick these items up prior to LOC)

Anywhere

  • Business Gifts
    Show your favorite local business how much you love and appreciate them and their hard work by surprising them with a treat, breakfast/lunch, notes of encouragement, goodie bag, or anything else you think they may enjoy. Ideas for local businesses may be your favorite coffee shop, restaurant, florist, boutique, or bookstore, the library or post office you frequent the most, or a place of entertainment (movie theater, bowling alley, etc.) where your family enjoys to spend time together. Let us know where you're going!
  • Care for a Friend
    Offer a single parent, parents of a special need child, or foster/ adoptive parents you know, the day off by watching their children for them. Maybe even offer to do their laundry, provide a meal, or treat something they have been wanting to do for themselves.
  • Care for Community Helpers
    Show your appreciation to construction workers or landscapers in your community by bringing them cold drinks and snacks.
  • Care for the Elderly
    Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly friend or neighbor.
  • Care for the Homeless
    Love the homeless community by creating and delivering summer packs. These may include granola bars, waters, Gatorades, gift cards for meals, bug repellent, new socks, caps, etc.
  • Create Your Own Project
    Didn’t find just the right thing on our list of service projects? That’s ok! Or, is there a ministry or cause close to your heart that’s not on our list? Awesome! We would love for you to reach out to them and find a special way to serve on Love Our City day.
    How about the person you blessed with your Make a Difference gifts at Christmas? You can follow up with a special gift or meal. If you gave your Make a Difference gift to an organization, you could volunteer with them on that day.
    The possibilities are endless, and we are here to help you serve in a way that is meaningful for you and our community. For more ideas or to let us know what you’re planning, contact one of our local outreach specialists, Lauren Clayton or Jenna Landers at lauren.clayton@longhollow.com or jenna.landers@longhollow.com.
  • Free Neighborhood Car Wash
    Grab your family and/or life group and treat your neighbors to a free neighborhood car wash! This can be done in your driveway or through your community clubhouse. Invite your neighbors and maybe even treat them to some drinks or snacks while they wait and hang out with you.
  • Neighborhood Hangout
    Grab your family and/or life group and get to know your neighbors by hosting a pool party, grill out, picnic, or movie night! This can be done in your home or through your community clubhouse.
  • Prayer Walk
    Prayer walk around your neighborhood, child’s school, or the park where your child plays a sport.

Online Suggestions

  • First Responders
    Deliver protein packs to a police station // Grab a grill and make lunch for a fire station
  • Miscellaneous
    Deliver a gift to your favorite local business or government office // Deliver snacks & letters of encouragement to a doctors office or hospital // Organize the pantry at a food bank // Play board games with residents of a nursing home
  • Neighbors
    Host a free car wash for your neighborhood // Host a neighborhood hangout
  • Schools
    Beautify a school // Clean school classrooms