The fourth annual Roswell Day of Hope will be held Saturday at Mimosa Elementary School, 1550 Warsaw Road in Roswell from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to all in need. Last year more than 2,000 people were served.
Families can get free checkups from doctors and dentists. Meanwhile, volunteers will be busy making more than 3,000 hot dogs and sandwiches.
This year, 1,000 pairs of shoes will be given away courtesy of the charity organization Samaritan’s Feet. Haircuts will be available as well. There will be information for those seeking employment. There also will be a prayer tent.
In a press release, Brenda Orlans, who chairs the Day of Hope event, said, “While new shoes, haircuts and medical evaluations are important, it’s not what truly meets people’s needs.
“Jesus is the answer for security and happiness.”
The effort is led by Hope Roswell, a network of pastors and leaders from 11 churches of various denominations. The first event was held in 2010 at Roswell City Hall. This year the location has been changed in order to be closer to people in need.
Church members will often follow up with guests, offering to give them rides to church. Services in Spanish have helped to maintain connections with some of the families served. Local churches are set to provide 1,000-plus volunteers.
Hope Roswell is actively seeking donations to help fund the event. Those who wish to help with donations can do so by visiting the nonprofit’s website at www.hoperoswell.org. Residents can also help by calling (770) 992-4956.
Hope Roswell is also active in other areas including supporting foster-care families and providing Bible study, crafts and English lessons to low-income families.
If you go:
When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Mimosa ES, 1550 Warsaw Road, Roswell
Information: (770) 992-4956 or www.hoperoswell.org