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Kemmons Wilson Companies Share Hospitality with Needy

In 1952, entrepreneur Kemmons Wilson opened the very first Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Wilson’s vision for a quality, affordable nights’ lodging grew into a company that left an indelible mark on the hospitality industry – not to mention the American landscape, with his iconic Holiday Inn sign.

Celebrate recovery meets weekly

If you are a man in need of encouragement in your struggle with addiction, or if you are a graduate of Memphis Union Mission’s Iron-On-Iron program, you are cordially invited to join us every Thursday night for Celebrate Recovery at the Opportunity Center (600 Poplar Ave.).  Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we will meet from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Extreme makeover: Moriah House edition

Last summer, the women and children of Moriah House enjoyed their own version of Extreme Makeover, courtesy of some caring volunteers from Grace Evangelical Church in Germantown. At Moriah House, each woman has her own room (either by herself or with her children). But over the years some of the residents’ rooms experienced some wear and tear and were in need of an overhaul.

U of M nursing students serve at Memphis Union Mission

Every few weeks, the lobby of Memphis Union Mission's Emergency Shelter at 383 Poplar Ave. is aswarm with people donning blue and white coats. The coats are worn by students and faculty from the University of Memphis School of Nursing, who are enrolled in the school's community health class.

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