H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) will erect Tent City at Morris Park (747 Poplar Avenue) on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition is planning a National Housing Week of Action to bring awareness affordable housing for low-income recipient, May 1-8, 2018. H.O.P.E is joining the fight! H.O.P.E’s Tent City will dramatize the plight of Memphis’ most vulnerable residents, and call on local officials to do more to address Memphis’ growing housing crisis.
At 2PM, we’ll begin with 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 serves our community and those directly affected by homelessness, so we chose Morris Park on Poplar Ave, where hundreds of those without homes, and those made poor by an unjust economic system,come in search of a meal on any given Saturday, provided by area churches.
How can the community help? We’re looking for tents, as well as a donations of bottled water and snacks for the actual day. We also need monetary donations to purchase National Low Income Housing Coalition’s stickers and t-shirts to wear In addition, we need volunteers to pass out snacks and to help with sign making. If you can donate to H.O.P.E.’s Tent City or volunteer, please contact Tamara by cell at (901) 254-5964 or by email at email@example.com.
Link to Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165114327487739/
Feed the Movement!
One of the ways we learn about the needs of the homeless community and strategize around ways to best support one another, is through our weekly Wednesday meetings in which we invite people experiencing homelessness to fellowship, share, and brainstorm.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 all day.
If you are an individual or a restaurant, you can help by donating a prepared meal, once a month, for our Wednesday afternoon meetings. 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.We’d like to give a special shoutout to Marco’s Pizza on Belvedere & Madison Ave for providing our meal, one week out of every month! As always, all forms of donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
If you have questions or would like to support to HOPE by making a donation, please call Tamara @ 901-254-5964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.