In an effort to assist those most in need in the community, nonprofit agencies, local churches and more are once again coming together to put on Another Day of Hope.
According to Cindy Kinney, the executive director of Good Samaritan of Tullahoma, this Saturday, April 13, will see the second annual Another Day of Hope, organized by area nonprofit agencies like hers and local churches.
Kinney said the success of last year’s event prompted her and other civic-minded individuals to put on the event again, hoping to help more of those in need in the community.
“We have added additional agencies which we hope will be beneficial to those we serve,” Kinney said. “They provide different services for the day.”
Last year’s event, which built upon the long-established One Day of Hope held in Manchester in the fall, saw “over 200 people” receiving assistance in the form of a free meals, clothing and more. Kinney said she hopes this year’s event will be able to reach more people who may need the assistance.
The day will operate much the same as One Day of Hope does, according to Kinney. Agencies such as Partners for Healing, the Downtown Lions Club and United Way of Highway 55 team up with local churches, including First Presbyterian, Highland Hills Church of Christ and more, in order to provide medical consultations, free clothing, a free meal and even prayer requests to those who request them.
Kinney said the event isn’t meant to be a purely religious experience, though anyone who would like to join in prayer or ministry is welcome to do so during the event.
Just as last year, Kinney said Saturday’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church gymnasium. The gymnasium is located across the alley from Good Samaritan of Tullahoma.
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