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Coats for homeless on poles

In Roane County Tennessee coats are being put up and left on poles throughout the County to help the homeless and less fortunate by several volunteers and one ministry.

Coats on Poles in Roane County, TN

Coats on Poles in Roane County, TN

So far this is only done in Harriman. It would be great if this could go viral to more places. I know Knoxville has a huge homeless count. I’m sure there are many more places throughout the United States and the World. According to Linger there is nothing for the homeless in Roane County. They have to go to Knoxville or Crossville. But all it has to do to is start in one place and go from there.

Cities where these coats on poles went to were

  • Harriman
  • Rockwood
  • Oilver Springs
  • Kingston

According to Linger they have put out over 40 throughout the county.

Included with the coats are

  • Pair of gloves
  • Hat
  • Blanket
  • Socks
  • Bible
  • A Note

The Note reads “I once was lost but now I am found” If you are cold and need to stay warm, please take me. God Bless you. – M-14 Ministries.

Linger also said to WVLT that it doesn’t take long for the coats to be gone.

Linger started this ministry doing this is called M-14 Ministries which is located at the Courts of Praise Church in Harriman, TN. He felt God led him to do this. This ministry is also asking for help with donations. They can use help with the items listed above that they put with the coat.

If you can’t help there in Roane County, maybe you can do something similar for your town that you live in?

I do know that the cold weather is just around the corner here in East Tennessee.

I hope and pray that God will bring the people that needs these coats and that people won’t take advantage of this ministry. The thing is, it don’t matter if these people take it for the wrong reason. What matters is that you obey God and follow through with what He said to do.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.


  1. DwayneLinger says:

    Thank you for posting the coats on your blog it has been such a blessing to be able to help the needy
    I’m still putting out coats as soon as the rain lets up everyone has been taken praying they are keeping warm
    Maybe someday we could meet and sit and talk would
    Love to share my testimony with you and how God has Blessed me and my family
    You have a bless Christmas I’m going to Ohio in my hometown and help a church there to get the coats started and also to help feed in my old stomping grounds when I was a kid
    May God Bless You

  2. DwayneLinger You are very welcome for me posting this. I think this is a great idea. That would be great to be able to meet up and talk. I live in Jefferson County. You have a great and wonderful Christmas too. Thanks for the comment. Be safe in your travels to Ohio. May God watch over you and give you traveling grace. God Bless!

  3. DwayneLinger says:

    Let me get back from Ohio and try to meet up with you would love to sit down with you and give you my testimony to share in your blog if you like it might just change someone’s life from what God brought me out of I know it changed my life
    Have a Bless Day

  4. DwayneLinger Sounds great, I am on tight deadlines at work anyways. Enjoy Ohio. Be safe and God Bless. Merry Christmas!

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