Family Promise sees huge turnout for cookout & clothing giveaway - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/17/09

Family Promise sees huge turnout for cookout & clothing giveaway

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LUBBOCK, TX ( KCBD) - More than 2,000 hot dogs and 12 cases of bottled water was served to Lubbock residents in need during the first few hours of an event brought to the community by Family Promise.

Organizers of the clothing giveaway and cookout event say they were truly moved by the sheer number of folks that turned out Friday. Many were families who have not had a good meal in days. Those taking part say it's about time Lubbock takes notice of this growing problem, "I think it's great. I think it's about time we had something for people like this and help them out. You get to know each other and get close and all that. I like it."

Alan Read with Family Promise wants everyone who is in need to take part. "It would make me most happy if at 6 p.m. Saturday we have not one bit of clothing left. I hope that every person in this town that needs clothing, can come and get clothing," said Read.

Family Promise says they will keep giving clothes away until everything is gone and they expect to see more of the "working poor" at the giveaway Saturday. The event will be held at Hope House located at 1511 Avenue M from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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7/16/09
Local group offering free clothes to those in need
What started as plans for a small garage sale has turned into a free clothes giveaway and cookout., and Family Promise of Lubbock says it's an event that couldn't take place without the generosity of the Hub City.

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