Family Promise of Blount County raised $46,946 for housing at their “Heart for the Homeless” banquet last week. They invited former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson, whose NFL career was sidelined by an injury, to speak to the crowd of about 400:
“Life hits all of us. If you haven’t got hit yet, oh, it’s coming. You better believe it’s coming, but the great thing about this thing we call life is that it’s not how hard you are hit, it is about how you respond to it.”
Family Promise of Blount County will use the funds to expand transitional housing. Full story is here.