H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) is going to have a Tent City Event at Morris Park, located at 747 Poplar Avenue, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition is planning a National Housing Week of Action to bring awareness affordable housing for low-income recipient on May 1-8, 2018. H.O.P.E wants to join the fight! So in conjunction with the Low-Income Housing Coalition, H.O.P.E’S Tent City will stand as a mirror image of what it is like for those experiencing homelessness.
May 5th will consist of many events. In the beginning will be a rally, then there will be a community cookout, and to finish the evening there will be a movie. H.O.P.E would like to make sure that this event is serving our community and those directly affected by homelessness, so we choose Morris Park, where hundreds of those experiencing homelessness and low-income come to receive a meal on any given Saturday for those wonderful groups who serve out of the kindness of their hearts.
How can the community help? We need to get tents, donations of bottled water, and snacks for the actual day. We also need monetary donations to purchase National Low Income Coalition’s stickers and t-shirts to wear the day of the event. We also need volunteers to pass out the snacks and to help with signs. If you would like to donate to HOPE ‘s Tent City or volunteer please contact Tamara by cell at (901) 254-5964 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feed the Movement!
H.O.P.E is a supportive advocacy group for people with the experiences of homelessness. One of the ways in which we learn about the aforementioned needs and strategize how we can best support one another through this work is through our weekly Wednesday meetings in which we invite people experiencing homelessness to fellowship, share, and brainstorm. It is very important that H.O.P.E. continues to hear from the homeless community about the differing levels of oppression that many of us may face when attempting to navigate through the impending hardships of scarce services available in Memphis. For many groups and organizations offering free food at meetings is a plus for their attendees, but for H.O.P.E. it is a necessity, due to the fact that most often the meal offered at H.O.P.E. meetings may be the only meal they will have that day.
As H.O.P.E. grows in numbers our expenses grow as well. How can you help? You can help by donating prepared foods on Wednesdays to our meeting that afternoon. Don’t have time to cook or buy prepared foods and bring them to our meeting space? We also accept monetary donations towards this cause. Neither of those options seem feasible for you presently? We are also looking for restaurants willing to donate food to our meetings. As always, all forms of donations are completely tax deductible.
If you would like to discuss how you can offer support to HOPE please call Tamara @ 901-254-5964 or email email@example.com.