Morgan Scott

Since 1972 Morgan-Scott Project (MSP) has been providing a common base through which churches, agencies, and individuals can identify human needs and seek solutions to the poverty in Morgan and Scott counties in Tennessee.

MSP provides emergency aid to those in need and provides about 125 boxes of food/month through a food pantry.  Each year volunteers repair about 20 homes for elderly and disabled citizens.  Christmas gifts are provided to approximately 2,000 children each year.   Free seeds, plants, and fertilizer are provided for about 350 home gardens each year.  Annually, approximately 40 adults are given assistance in obtaining a vocational education, taking them off the welfare rolls.  Backpacks full of school supplies are given to about 250 children each fall and scholarships are given to three high school students each year, based on need as well as merit.   In 2013, MSP added a Free Medical Clinic to provide health care to patients without medical insurance.

MSP depends on churches such as Rivermont and individuals such as those in our congregation to fund these programs.  Rivermont Women annually provide supplies for MSP emergency aid and many Rivermonters have donated gifts-in-kind to the MSP Thrift Store and Home Repair programs.