Oasis Won $5,000 from First TN Bank; THANK YOU!

May 15, 2014

first-tennessee-bank-logo10As of Saturday, May 17 we were SO THRILLED and appreciative to learn that Oasis of Hope won the vote that day! We are truly grateful to First TN Bank for their generous grant and also to all the voters who have been faithfully logging on day after day!

Now that we have won and you are used to voting, we’d love to have you transfer your voting habit to some of the awesome organizations we partner with! Here are a few of them:

Neighborhood Christian Center, Memphis Leadership Foundation, Woodland Presbyterian School, Salvation Army, Memphis Athletic Ministries, Advance Memphis, Streets Ministries, Binghampton Development Corp, Community Development Council, Christ Community Health … and many more!

First Tennessee is celebrating their 150th birthday with their 150 Days of Giving campaign. For 150 days, whatever nonprofit organization gets the most votes on a certain day will win $5,000 between now and August 21.

Help Oasis of Hope’s partnering ministries win $5,000 by continuing to vote; you don’t have to register, voting takes less than a minute, and you can vote from any device (laptop, desktop, smartphone, ipad), and you can vote on 5 devices each. If you believe in what we do, please support inner city ministry with your click!

Voting is simple–just three easy steps:

1) Click on this link from your laptop, desktop, smartphone, ipad or ipod

2) Type the name of the organization in the box that says Search. This will take you to their link.

3) Click the vote box and that’s it!

You can choose up to 10 nonprofits to vote for until August 21. The top 150 vote-getters will each receive a $5,000 donation!

Thanks for voting!

If you would like more information regarding this ministry, email Deborah or call at 901.527.0074. Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and checking our website for pictures, videos and current information.

Undefeated is Finally Released on DVD; It’s a Must See!

February 20, 2013

So, what is Oasis’ connection with she Manassas Football Team and the documentary ‘Undefeated’? For years we have assisted Manassas High School in providing volunteer coaches, pre-game meals, fans in the stands, and conducted a pre-season training camp for the players where we not only hone their athletic skills, but their spiritual game as well!

Oasis’ staff was highly involved in assisting the movie directors as they shot hours and hours of film of the team. Undefeated takes place in our ministry neighborhood and chronicles the Manassas Tigers’ 2009 football season, on and off-the-field, as they strive to win the first playoff game in the high school’s 110-year history.

A perennial whipping boy, in recent decades Manassas had gone so far as to sell their home games to the highest bidder, but that all changed in the spring of 2004 when Bill Courtney, a former high school football coach (and former Hope Pres member) turned lumber salesman, volunteered to lend a hand. When he arrived, the team consisted of 17 players, some timeworn equipment and a patch of grass masquerading as a practice field. Focusing more on winning young men than football games, the football program nevertheless began resurrecting itself and, in 2009, features the most talented team Manassas has ever fielded; a team that seems poised to end the playoff jinx that has plagued the school since time immemorial.

A coming-of-age documentary film, Undefeated provides audiences an intimate view of an underprivileged group of teens and their inspirational coach, as they attempt to make history. This film features Montrail ‘Money’ Brown, O.C. Brown, Bill Courtney and Chavis Daniels.

Presently, the DVD can be purchased online at Walmart for 50% off ($9.96!) … click here to purchase.

“Undefeated” Wins Oscar for Best Documentary! Opened March 2nd

May 11, 2012

Read Forbes’ article “Why ‘Undefeated’ Should Make You Cry.” So, what is Oasis’ connection with she Manassas Football Team and the documentary Undefeated?  For years we have assisted Manassas High School in providing volunteer coaches, pre-game meals, fans in the stands, and conducted a pre-season training camp for the players where we not only hone their athletic skills, but their spiritual game as well!  Oasis’ staff was highly involved in assisting the movie directors as they shot hours and hours of film of the team. Undefeated takes place in our ministry neighborhood and chronicles the Manassas Tigers’ 2009 football season, on and off-the-field, as they strive to win the first playoff game in the high school’s 110-year history. A perennial whipping boy, in recent decades Manassas had gone so far as to sell their home games to the highest bidder, but that all changed in the spring of 2004 when Bill Courtney, a former high school football coach turned lumber salesman, volunteered to lend a hand. When he arrived, the team consisted of 17 players, some timeworn equipment and a patch of grass masquerading as a practice field. Focusing more on winning young men than football games, the football program nevertheless began resurrecting itself and, in 2009, features the most talented team Manassas has ever fielded; a team that seems poised to end the playoff jinx that has plagued the school since time immemorial. A coming-of-age documentary film, Undefeated provides audiences an intimate view of an underprivileged group of teens and their inspirational coach, as they attempt to make history. This film features Montrail ‘Money’ Brown, O.C. Brown, Bill Courtney and Chavis Daniels and opens in Memphis Friday, March 2nd at Malco Paradiso at Poplar and Mendenhall – showtimes at 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, and 10:05pm.  Read what USA Today says about the film.  Read what the LA Times says about the film.  If you watched the Oscars you might have noticed the controversial lack of thanks from the producers to the players, the coaches and North Memphis for their roles in making the movie.  Read on if you’d like to hear the producers reasons as to why they didn’t do this.

Oasis of Hope is on Facebook!

May 07, 2012

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Manassas High School Receives $10,000 From Ellen

March 25, 2012

p diddy and ellen - check to manassas high schoolThe Weinstein Company (TWC) recently announced that Grammy® Award-winning rapper/producer/actor/entrepreneur Sean Combs has signed on as an executive producer of the studio’s new documentary UNDEFEATED, which won the 2012 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. Combs will also be an executive producer on TWC’s planned feature remake of UNDEFEATED in which he plans to hire actors to re-create the story of the Manassas Football Team.  Wow!

Oasis Appliance Featured on Channel 3 News as a ‘Bright Spot’

December 11, 2011

oasis appliance logo Recently, reporter Marcova Reed from Channel 3 news highlighted the non-profit ministry of Oasis Appliance stating its value in providing both work to those in North Memphis, offering pre-owned appliances and more for a great price, and bringing economic revitalization to a neighborhood in need!  If you would like to purchase or donate an appliance, please call 577-0013.  Click here to see the report …

Andy Wise Reports on Oasis’ Bike Shop in ‘A Big Tip Gives Back’

December 01, 2011

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We are so excited about the growing interest in the Oasis Bike Ministry!  Recently, reporter Andy Wise reviewed a local restaurant that donated bikes to our Bike Shop.  Click here to see the video clip!

Commercial Appeal Features Oasis Appliance

December 01, 2011

woman cleaning ovenWriter Jerome Wright, reporter for the Commercial Appeal, recently wrote a story on:  Secular roots: Churches’ resources make a difference – More churches see the economic health of their communities as part of their spiritual mission where he detailed how the committment and ministry of Oasis of Hope are making a difference in the lives of those they employ as well as the community at large. If you would like to be involved in this ministry, we are always needing donated appliances or volunteers to assist in the store!  Contact:  Terrice.

The Bike Shop Featured in the Commercial Appeal

December 01, 2011

bike repairExciting things are going on through the ministries of Oasis of Hope!  Volunteer Bill Jergens has started a program to teach inner city kids about bike repair and in doing so is allowing them the opportunity to earn their own bike, as well as be invited to participate in group bike rides and a healthier lifestyle.  Recently the Commercial Appeal featured this ministry in the following article:  Bike Shop Ministry Puts Inner-City Youngsters on wheels by learning repair and earning ride.

Oasis of Hope Mentee, Ethan Wilkins, Sets A National Record!

October 25, 2011

4 people Ethan Wilkins, a former participant in the Oasis of Hope mentoring program & a current student at Iowa State, was recently honored for setting a new NJCAA championship record in the penthathlon! Way to go Ethan; we are so proud of you!

 

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