Benefit Singing for Tom O'Connor's Family

There will be a Benefit Singing for Tom O'Connor's family, to help with funeral and other expenses, Saturday January 21st at 6:00pm at Beans Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Singing will be The Glory Road Singers and others. Everyone is welcome.

Next Food Distribution at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Food Closet

The Food Closet at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine will be open with free food for those in need of assistance Tuesday, February 14th from 12:00 noon-1:30pm.

Next Food Distribution at Mitchell-Yancey UMC Food Pantry at Tipton Hill

The Mitchell - Yancey Parish of the United Methodist Church Food Pantry at Tipton Hill will hold their next Free Food Distribution on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. Weather permitting.  All who are in need are welcome!

Mount Pleasant Food Pantry Open with Food Assistance

The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry will be open with free food for anyone in need of food assistance Friday January 20th from 12;30pm-2:30pm.  Mount Pleansant Food Pantry is located at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. For more information call 828-678-1456.

Speaker from Women's Rescue Mission to Speak at Calvary Baptist Church

On Sunday February 5th Rev. David McKenzie of The Quiet Heart Women's Rescue Mission will be at Calvary Baptist Church for the 11:00am worship service.  Quiet Heart is the Women's Division of Crossroads Rescue Mission under the direction of Bro. Rocky Shelton.  Quiet Heart is a faith-based recovery program for women suffering from additions.  If you have a loved one or know of someone suffering from addictions, please make your plans to attend and hear this presentation.  For more information or directions call Pastor Shane Gunter at 467-4862.

Benefit Singing for the Alden Cannon Family

There will be a Benefit Singing Friday January 20th at 7:00pm at Big Creek Baptist Church for Alden Cannon and family to help with medical expenses.  Singing will be The Simple Faith Quartet and The Edwards Family.  For more information call 682-2127 or 423-735-3017.

Volunteer Positions Available as Blood Donor Ambassadors

The American Red Cross serving Mitchell and Yancey County has volunteer positions open as Blood Donor Ambassadors assisting in the areas of Reception and Hospitality at local blood drives in Spruce Pine and Burnsville. With the need for blood donations increased during the holidays, this is a critical role and meaningful way to serve an urgent need through the Red Cross. Drives are held at the First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine and the Higgins Memorial Methodist Church in Burnsville. Volunteers serving in this role help the Red Cross provide a great blood donation experience for donors - helping to save lives. For more information and to apply go to or contact Kimberly Brewster, Volunteer Services Specialist supporting the Mitchell and Yancey area blood drives or 828-333-9809.

Help People in East Tennessee

Many people in our area spend  a lot of vacation time in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. If you are looking for a way to help those people after the devastating fires, one of the best options for donating money is to give to the American Red Cross of East Tennessee.  You can make a $10 donation to them by texting "REDCROSS' to 90999. Or follow this link. Also The Gatlinburg Relief Fund has been established at SmartBank. Donations can be mailed to: Gatlinburg Relief Fund, SmartBank, P.O. Box 1910,Pigeon Forge, TN 37868.

Call 2-1-1: There's Always an Answer

Wouldn't it be great if there was one place to call when you needed help? United Way thinks so. That’s why we run the NC 2-1-1 Asheville Call Center.  When you need help or information for yourself, your family or someone you know all you need to do is dial 2-1-1 or visit to get connected. Dial 2-1-1, it’s FREE, 24/7, and available in all languages. Our NC 2-1-1 staff don’t just stay in the office, waiting for people to call. They also take the time to head out into the community, attending service fairs and conducting trainings to ensure that as many people as possible know how we can help. Want more information? Drop us an email or give us a call at (828) 252-4357.

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Food Ministry for the Needy of All Counties

 Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy.  The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food.  All counties are welcome.  Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.