January 10, 2020- Atlanta, GA. Hosea Helps invites the public to attend Hosea Helps 2020 Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr Event presented by Delta Air Lines on Monday, January 20th, 2020, at the Georgia World Congress Center, Thomas Murphy Ballroom from 10AM-3PM.
This event is FREE and open to the public. All media and public are invited to attend this free event to celebrate the history of the civil rights movement, hear the stories of the civil rights foot soldiers that attended Selma, enjoy free food, live music and more!
FREE SERVICES PROVIDED: HOT MEAL, CLOTHING, MEDICAL SERVICES, FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLES, HAIRCUTS, KIDS CORNER, SNAP REGISTRATION, VOTER ON-SITE REGISTRATION
Breakout sessions addressing: Affordable housing, Lack of healthcare, Incarceration, Police brutality.
In addition to the free services Hosea Helps will also be providing over 2500 meals to be delivered to the elderly by the Butler St. Church.
Hosea Williams was a leader in the SCLC, Dr. Martin Luther King often referred to Hosea Williams as his “bull in a china closet”. Williams played an important role in the civil rights movement and vowed to continue King’s work for the poor. Founder of Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless (now called Hosea Helps), the Hosea Williams’ legacy is living on through his daughter, CEO, Elisabeth Williams-Omilami. The mission of Hosea Helps is to investigate and then raise public awareness about the many problems that are facing families and individuals that are at risk of slipping into poverty or that are living in poverty, and then to mobilize financial resources, products, and volunteers to solve those problems and stabilize those households and have provided this service since 1971.