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There are many in our community who when they flip on the light switch, they hope the lights do come on. For others, flipping the switch results in nothing. Through our Bush Family Refuge, many families seek assistance to either keep their lights on or have service reconnected. To give you an idea of the need in our community, over 2,087 requests were made to VMC during the year 2016. Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests, the type of requests and the amount of funds available, we were only able to assist 545 families. This means that only one out of four requests were fulfilled.

Keepin the Lights On

Helping is easy. It is as easy as flipping a switch.



   There is hope! The VMC Bush Family Refuge works with individuals and families in crisis who are at risk of losing their housing due to financial difficulty in meeting their utility and/or rental obligations. VMC works with these individuals and families to help them develop a plan to pay their bill and maintain their housing over the long term. Your gift will help someone keep their lights on and prevent them from becoming homeless.

 For many of our families in need, sometimes just a little bit at the right time can make a big difference. A gift of $50, $100, or more can be used to “leverage” more funds to meet the needs of many. You can support Keepin the Lights On in one of three ways:


Please specify in the online donation form under "description" that this donation is being given to support Keepin the Lights On.


 You may consider including the Keepin the Lights On Flyer as a bulletin insert in your worship opportunities. This flyer can be downloaded and provides information on how members of your congregation can participate.  

Volunteer Ministry Center 
P.O. Box 27406
Knoxville, TN 37927

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 Please send us a message if you have any questions or would like to receive additional information about making a donation to Keepin the Lights On.

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