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Guest column: How supporting shoes for the homeless led to supporting shelter for the homeless

By  Phyllis Scruggs  and  David Scruggs , Guest Columnist Published: July 16, 2022, 4:00 AM CT   Last month, The Daily Memphian shared an uplifting story about an initiative to distribute shoes to the homeless (“ If the shoe fits: Homeless get right-size footwear thanks to thoughtful plan ”) This good work was made possible through a partnership among Community Alliance for the Homeless, Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), Room in the Inn, and... Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 7/19/22

Heat wave could have added financial impact on families already struggling to pay bills

By  Mandy Hrach, June 21, 2022 at 5:50 pm CDT   MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the temperatures soaring, it’s going to cost a lot more to keep your air conditioning running. This could put a massive strain on families who are already struggling to make ends meet. Many families were already struggling to pay their utility bills due to Covid; now, this heat wave is only exacerbating the issue. Some families say they simply cannot afford a... Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 6/23/22

Gas prices impact Meals on Wheels volunteers

By  Kelly Roberts Published: Jun. 16, 2022, at 5:34 PM CDT   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - We know the saying, no good deed goes unpunished. Now, these gas prices are making it tough for Mid South volunteers having to use their own cars. Those with MIFA’s Meals on Wheels program in Memphis believe they’ll be able to retain their current volunteers, but gas prices may keep new volunteers from joining. Steve Jett and his wife make their way to Memphis... Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 6/16/22

If the Shoe Fits: Homeless get right-size footwear thanks to thoughtful plan

COVID gutted the distribution networks for street gold like shoes, belts, and sleeping bags. But Pam Scarbrough of Community Alliance for the Homeless found a way around it. Read the full story  here .  Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 6/13/22

The Hearts of Nurses

Paid and presented by  Regional One Health. Megan and Ashley are two nurses dedicated to the health of their community, caring for neighbors and friends. Recognizing a gap in their local care system, they poured their passion into creating an environment that goes beyond physical and mental care, caring for people who often felt there was no hope left.   Watch the video  here . Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 5/16/22

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program

Meals on Wheels: Mid-South seniors receive nutritious meals, home visits March 22, 2022 at 7:28 am CDT By  Carolyn Cerda,   Click here to read the article and watch the video.    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A program that helps senior citizens survive with food and other services is celebrating 50 years. Since March 1972, the national Senior Nutrition Program has supported nutrition services for older adults across the country. Funded by... Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 3/22/22
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