Agape Bus Tour to Help Children and Families
(Memphis) A bus tour Wednesday wasn’t about seeing historical sites, it was about seeing the needs of many in Memphis.
“It’s all about sharing. If you look at the life of Jesus, how many did he feed in that one day?” said Brian Hoover, Development Director for Agape, as he talks to those taking the bus tour.
Agape Child and Family Services took a group to see first hand what Agape does to help Memphis’ homeless and thousands of families in need.
Inside a South Memphis Apartment Complex, one apartment unit rented by Agape is now an After School Center.
Another is furnished and ready for women and children to have a safe place to live.
This tour is to show others how they can help too, by furnishing an apartment, donating items or volunteering.
“We are really trying to give people handles on how can you be involved in helping a homeless, pregnant or parenting mom and their kids be able to be part of the success of our city of Memphis,” says David Jordan, Executive Director of Agape.
Eric Hallett brought his family on the tour and left with some ideas .
“I think that after school I think my kids would come and love to help other kids with their school work,” says Hallett.
Valorie Jones was brought to tears.
She once lived in one of the apartments.
“When we were going through a homeless situation to know that someone is going to bring the toothpaste, the toothbrush, the tissue, it’s amazing,” says Jones.
The goal now is for those on the tour to take back to their families, communities and churches different ways they can give back and help families in need, thereby helping Memphis.
Agape has several apartments for families in need and two more bus tours scheduled.
For more information on how you can help families call Agape at 901-323-3600.