For servant hearts, filling an expansive room at Cook Convention Center with warmth merited the effort.
Project Homeless Connect – sponsored by FedEx Cares – was full throttle last Thursday (Sept. 19th), with hundreds of needy Memphians receiving assistance and resources.
"This is really a blessing, what y'all are doing for us," one patron told a volunteer. "We really need the help."
Dozens of agencies and service providers collaborated to offer health screenings, housing resources, job search information, IDs, free haircuts, and various other services. Volunteers, about 130 of them, greeted the attendees, ushering them to the source of help that most matched the need.
- Written by Kelly Martin/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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