WE CARE Ministries

Martin, TN

WE CARE Ministries


Purpose: Offering the Hope of Christ beyond the Help of the Crisis.

Beginning:  WE CARE Ministries began in 1973 by the First United Methodist Church of Martin with a donation for $3,600 designated to be used for people, and not for bricks and mortar.  This provided the seed money for WE CARE to begin a ministry with transportation and emergency assistance.  The Thrift Store followed a year later.  In 1990 WE CARE expanded into an ecumenically supported ministry followed by a growth in 2002 offering eight programs of assistance.  Seven denominations participate actively in the ministry. By combining the resources of the churches within the community, businesses, schools and individuals, WE CARE was able to better serve the community by assisting more people the same rather than duplicating efforts.

Today: WE CARE has expanded with our partners to establish a strong ministry with 14 programs to provide help for immediate and special needs.  The WE CARE programs fall into six categories –public support,  family support, seasonal needs, hunger relief, educational, and spiritual growth.  In 2020 we have added a new program Rise Above with the purpose of helping clients rise above their circumstances with training skills that will lift them out of poverty. WE CARE has consistently assisted over 4,500 families with over $450,000 of assistance.

Our sincere thanks to a wonderful community that helps us to prepare for the many children that receive assistance through this ministry. We could not do the work of this ministry without you as a partner.


May God bless each of you for the faithful support you have provided throughout this year to touch a life in our community.

Contact 731 587-6257 for more information.

The WE CARE Thrift St0re is OPEN to the public on the following days: Wed. 10:00- 3:30 & Sat. 9 - 12:00

For pictures of current items for sale in the store check us out and follow us on facebook . WE CARE Thrift Martin.

Everyone shops on Wednesday and Saturdays!!!!

For additional store hours, please select Thrift Store Hours.

DONATIONS: Your donations are very important to this ministry. Your donations are used to assist many in our community. Donation schedule is as follows: For a receipt - Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 -12:00 noon. If a receipt is not required - open Monday at 6:00 a.m. through Saturday at 1:00 p.m. We will reopen for donations on Monday at 6:00 a.m. Please, if we are roped off, do not leave donations. When we are roped off, we are OUT OF SPACE AND out OF CONTAINERS. We assure you that we will not be roped of any longer than absolutely necessary.

At this time WE CARE is accepting donations from 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and closes at 1:00 p.m saturday.   Donations are closed and will reopen on Monday at 6:30 a.m.


WE CARE Ministries, Inc                

530 N. Lindell St.
P.O. Box 292
Martin, Tn 38237


(731) 587-6257


For inclement weather, please  check our web site to see if the WE CARE Thrift Store will be open, face book WE CARE Thrift Martin for up to date information or listen to WCMT 101.3 FM or WCMT 1410 AM

“It is a joy at the end of the day when the lights are turned out to go home, that you know that the work that was done on that day made a difference in someone’s life. As a volunteer or staff member, this ministry serves as an opportunity to count our blessings and be grateful for the little things in life every day.”

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