THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the inaugural Day of Hope event a success. This outreach event was coordinated by members of UCHRA’s Substance Abuse Solutions (SAS) team.

 SAS staff coordinated with ReGroup, Smith County UCHRA, and Emmanuel House in their efforts to solicit donations for those not only participating in the ReGroup and Emmanuel House programs, but for any Smith County resident in need of food, clothing, winter items, substance abuse support, housing, Covid resources, referral services, and more.
Members of the UCHRA SAS team secured a hot meal, donated by Cole Ebel, Owner of Ebel’s Tavern, to be served to 50 citizens in Smith County.
Mr. Ebel, his staff, and members of the Justified Bikers Group went above and beyond to furnish the needs to support a food pantry, clothing closet with hygiene and winter items. Blankets, coats, hats, gloves, hygiene items, and much more continue to pour in. Additionally, backpacks filled with winter items, water bottles, and a resource guide were donated by Power of Putnam.
Smith County Adult Education, Smith County Health Department, and local churches also donated items (as well as financial support) to further the works of ReGroup, Smith County UCHRA, and Emmanuel House.
This was a true community effort Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason and Carthage Mayor Sarah Marie Smith commended the efforts of UCHRA and UCDD and expressed appreciation for the support and attention given to Smith County.
To learn more about UCHRA’s SAS program, visit or call (931) 528-1127 today.