Over the last few months during the COVID-19 pandemic, The DeSoto County Dream Center has had the amazing privilege of helping thousands of people in our area who have been affected.
With over 600 volunteers to date, the Dream Center has distributed 21,301 food boxes. This equates to 628,156 pounds of food to 35,556 people.
We have packed and distributed 3,320 care bags to medical personnel at Baptist Memorial Hospital, OB Methodist Hospital, Parkwood Hospital and to our First Responders.
Twenty-one volunteers made 575 face masks - 310 masks for Life Fellowship Church and 275 masks for West TN State Penitentiary in Henning, TN.
Not only have we worked hard to be a blessing to so many, The Dream Center has been exponentially blessed with much-needed resources. More than 500 volunteers have come to serve with us for our special projects, daily operations and food distribution. There are several volunteers who have also stepped into consistent roles with our operations. We are receiving a new 26' Ford F260 box truck. We've also had a forklift and 2 pallet jacks donated to us during this time!
But the biggest gift we have experienced over the last few months has been the people we have served. Below are just a few of their stories: