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La Vergne ministry looking for donations this holiday season

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Tina Morrow and Renee Beecham at Right Road Ministry Tina Morrow and Renee Beecham at Right Road Ministry
LAVERGNE, TN (WSMV) -

Folks at a La Vergne non-profit are hoping bargain hunters won't forget them this shopping season. Right Road Ministry runs a shelter that helps women break their addictions.

But donations are down, which makes offering that help even more challenging.

"I didn't think nobody wanted to touch me or hug me or care for me or nothing. I was just out there," said Tina Morrow, a recovering addict.

But two years ago, a chance meeting changed all that and she hasn't used since.

The 48-year-old mother of two found herself at Right Road Ministry - a Christian-based shelter that uses the word of God to help people break their addictions.

"We have 8 o'clock devotion, 10 o'clock class, Christian Bible classes, recovery classes," said Renee Beecham, women's executive director at Right Road Ministry.

Beecham and her husband took over the ministry in 2012, providing food, counseling and shelter.

And while the non-profit receives some federal funds, Beecham says they couldn't do it without community support.

Recently, donations dried up at the worst possible time.

"With people stopping in during the winter time wanting to get fed and needing a coat or needing a place to stay," Beecham said.

Still, she's hoping folks are in the giving spirit and will send a little of it their way to help folks like Morrow.

"By us giving these people an opportunity and a chance when nobody else will, that's going to help everybody," Beecham said.

"Had it not been for them introducing Jesus to me, I don't know where I'd be right now," Morrow said.

Beecham says the group especially needs underwear, coats for plus-size women and clothes sizes 9 to 32.

If you'd like to help, you can drop off donations at 188 Old Nashville Hwy. in La Vergne or call 615-853-4851.

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