Operation Sharing Tennessee (OST), operating under an agreement with Appalachian Life Quality Initiative (ALQI) of Oneida, TN, and Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) of Corbin, KY, opened a warehouse on Verdun Road provided by the Scott County Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon cutting was held October 17, 2008, and the first distribution was October 23, 2008. In March 2009, OST began distributions from the former H.T. Hackney building in Oneida. In 2014, OST listed 328 organizations and distributed over $10.6 million in products. To qualify as a member of OST you must be located in the Appalachian Mountains and have a 501(c)(3) designation or be a school or church (with pastor’s ordination papers). For membership, contact Dawn Ellis, 200 Jellico Street, Oneida, TN 37841, 423-286-3300. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Appointments are scheduled every 20 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each of those days.
OST Impact on Scott County.pdf - a summary from OST Manager, Dawn Ellis.