As you may have noticed in our recent newsletters, there have been a considerable number of deaths over the past years of people living on, or formerly living on the streets., most of which H.O.P.E. members knew as friends until their passing. Our charge today, is that one death is far too many! We must let the powers that be know that we need more affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. People are not expendable, and they certainly have rights. Housing is a human right! So, H.O.P.E. wants to keep stirring the pot until this topic boils to the top and is an everyday topic.
H.O.P.E. is planning a Day at City Hall, 125 N. Main on August 14 at 4:30 p.m. Parking will be FREE in the Mud Island lot at Poplar & Front Street. Although we are not on the agenda, we are going to pull comment cards for the ‘Public Comment’ section of the meeting. This may take some time, because we have to wait until the regular agenda is over. We want to pack the place with supporters and signs to demonstrate how unfair it is to allow people to die without a home and be forced to live in uninhabitable conditions. We want the council to feel our pain, and pledge to do something about these travisties. Please meet us on this day to stand up for those who can’t and be an advocate for people experiencing homelessness!
For more information about how you can help donate or support HOPE or those who do the work to combat homelessness,or would like to put on a HOPE shirt and volunteer, contact Tamara Hendrix, (901)725.4990 or email@example.com.
Feed the Movement!
H.O.P.E. would like to thank Marcos Pizza for providing pizzas for the H.O.P.E meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month! H.O.P.E is a supportive advocacy group for people with the experiences of homelessness. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.