“One Day of Hope” is Saturday in Manchester

Children had fun in the bounce houses at last year's event... Photo by Samantha Watters

Children had fun in the bounce houses at last year’s event… Photo by Samantha Watters

ONE DAY OF HOPE will take place this Saturday at the Coffee County Fairgrounds from 10am-2pm.
The event began in 2012 with about 6 churches and about 30 volunteers. Around 2,000 folks showed up that day for primarily clothes and some food and medical care. This year the event will have around 40 churches all across Coffee County involved and they expect well over 1,000 volunteers to greet the approximately 5,000 “honored guests”.
One of the co-leaders Ray Marcrom says the thought behind the event is for all followers of Jesus Christ to join hands in unity to express love and caring to the underserved and hurting in our county. Ray added that they will be providing bags of groceries, health care (including dental and vision care), career and job services, community assistance to services, clothing (esp. children’s coats), haircuts, massages, family portraits, a Kid Zone fun area, and lunch will be provided. The ONE DAY OF HOPE will also have an area for guidance and spiritual assistance if the guest chooses and they’ll have several folks who can speak Spanish to assist the Hispanic neighbors as well.