Amid COVID—19, Oasis Community Development Corporation brings food, hope and uplift to Henderson residents

Oasis Development Corporation distributed food to over 150 families within the community in need of resources on April 4.

At a time when many people due to COVID—19 are in distressed conditions without adequate food and household needs, etc., Oasis Community Development Corporation in Henderson took lessons learned from movement builders in the 1950’s and 1960’s and brought strength and hope to their community.

On April 4, 2020, the 52nd Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Oasis CDC distributed food to over 150 families.

Oasis Founder, Rev. Marles and Lady Sylvia Flowers and their team conveyed their reasons for doing this and how they intend to do more of this type of work in the coming days and weeks. “We see people in distress every day and when moments like these occur, we cannot and will not stand by and do nothing. Our CDC has been working in various areas across Tennessee and are connected in other states as well with expanded works. Now that we are in a pandemic, we are preparing to go beyond food distribution and include programs with workforce readiness, economic development, job placement, education and technology that we have prepared and are now moving forward. As God’s Word declares us to be overcomers in various times and challenges, and as we saw others do so, we say today… we too shall overcome!”

For ongoing distribution, support and donations of food items and resources are being requested to be brought to 529 Luray Ave. location any day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The items can be for boys/girls, men/women and various sizes. Donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 456 Henderson, TN 38340-115

People who want to volunteer to support the effort may do so by calling, 608-0835 or emailing