Charity event that I was glad to take part of …..minus the fact that it was hot!!!!
(Memphis) Heat shut down an event helping give nearly 1 million dollars worth of food and services to Mid-Southerners in need.
A sea of people crowded the old Mid-South fairgrounds for the Convoy of Hope, but the sea was anything but cooling.
The high in Memphis Saturday peaked at 104 degrees.
Families stood in lines, armed with umbrellas to keep shade and water to cool down.
They braved heat to take advantage of the free groceries, haircuts, health screenings and family portraits.
“We are the poorest city in the nation, we are the hungriest city in the nation.” said pastor Chad Hampton with Raleigh Assembly of God.
Hampton got on board with the project ten months ago, when he learned you could fill the FedExForum nine times for every Memphian that went to bed hungry each day. Convoy of Hope hadn’t brought hope to Memphis in nearly…
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