8/15/2014 4:48 AM
by Adam Mayer
BECKLEY -- Volunteers helped today in setting up today before the gates open tomorrow for the Beckley day of hope. Officials say that they're anticipating as many as five-thousand people, including both attendees and volunteers.
There is plenty to do for both kids and parent, including everything from family portraits, haircuts, and health screenings. Officials say that this event is to help serve those who are struggling and looking for a little play time.
Pastor John Jordan, the Convoy coordinator, says “we live in a time where it is very difficult for a lot of people and southern West Virginia is no different, we live in a time where both husband and wife can both have jobs and both bringing home pay checks but still struggling to make ends meet and so this is just an opportunity to extend a hand of hope.”
Officials say that they're still accepting people looking to volunteer... Tonight there is a volunteer rally at the Woodrow Wilson auditorium at seven.