Carson-Newman News Office
JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman University’s Appalachian Outreach has a new home with more space to carry out their ministry. The organization moved this month to the former BAE building on Municipal Drive.
Appalachian Outreach has been in the same building on Old Andrew Johnson Highway since it opened 31 years ago, and the organization did not have plans to move.
Appalachian Outreach Executive Director Jean-Ann Washam says they were able to occupy the new building thanks to the success of Second Source thrift store, the profits from which go to Appalachian Outreach.
“It wasn’t something we were looking to do, but when it happened it was obvious to me that it was a gift from God,” says Washam, a member of Corryton Church, Corryton. “The new building gives us better logistics from handicap accessibility, to parking, to the walk-in refrigerator and freezer.” [Read more…]