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  • Carman Magnuson

BizVets Connects With Clarksville Urban Ministries

The Barnes Group is part of a local organization known as BizVets Connect that features Military-friendly and service-connected businesses in our area. At our most recent meeting a local business was introduced to us and definitely took a tug at our heart strings. We were able to meet the executive director from Clarksville Area Urban Ministries, Maggie Pearson. Wow, what an amazing person. This organization provides a wide variety of services to include utilities assistance, daily meals to our homeless, refuge to survivors of domestic violence and SO much more. Maggie expressed her passion for an upcoming Turkey Box Giveaway for Thanksgiving. The cost of each specific item that would be included in each of the 350 boxes was calculated and they would need approximately $4300 to make this giveaway possible. Sounds like a lot of money, right? Our very own principal broker, Rhett Barnes, saw an opportunity to make something happen. He stood in front of everyone and said “Who thinks we can make this happen, tonight?” The actions that followed that question brought Maggie to tears. The BizVets members in attendance began to shout donations that they would make to help accomplish this goal. In less than 5 minutes, that goal was surpassed by plenty for Clarksville Area Urban Ministries to make their Turkey Box Giveaway a reality. So many families will now be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious meal. A special thanks to everyone who donated! We are thankful to be a part of such an amazing organization at BizVets and hope to continue to make a difference in our community and help in any way that we can. This is how we show #VerbLove

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