WHAT: Unite Memphis: A Night to Benefit World Relief

WHEN: October 17th, 2019, 6:30-9:00 P.M. CT

WHERE: Avon Acres, 4361 Summer Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38122

RSVP & TICKETS: Those interested in attending, sponsoring or donating can do so here. Already going? Feel free to RSVP and share the event on Facebook!

World Relief is counting down to Unite Memphis, a new fundraising event benefiting World Relief to be held on October 17, 2019, at Avon Acres. The festive fall event will include a live and silent auction, fun food and drink, and a high-energy social gathering benefiting a great cause. 

Attending Unite Memphis empowers refugee and immigrant communities through the support and services of World Relief Memphis. "We recognize that Memphis is an incredibly diverse city," comments PJ Moore, Director, "and we seek to understand and respect the multiplicity of cultures among us. As we seek change in the world, we recognize that we, too, are changed by those we serve." 

World Relief opened its doors in Memphis in 2012. We have since served over 3,000 refugees and immigrants and are poised to serve approximately 800 people in 2019. Our office provides welcome, stability, and integration services to Memphis' newest residents through an array of holistic programming in the areas of housing, health, employment, legal, and English language training.

Karen Spencer, Mobilization Director at World Relief, adds that many in the community might feel frustrated with the ongoing immigration conversation and desire to show support without accessible avenues for action. "This event is for you - it will be both fun and tangible," she shares.

The auction will be hosted by 2019 NAA International Auctioneer Champion Trey Morris. Live auction items ranging from vacations, jewelry, and fund-a-needs will parallel silent auction items donated by numerous Mid-South businesses and artisans aligning their brands with positive, unifying change in Memphis. Items will be visible for preview and early bidding via the Give.Smart mobile platform a week prior to the event, during the event, and even remotely should they be unable to attend. 

Local musicians Wyly and Bailey Bigger will provide live entertainment throughout the evening. 

Consider adding to the invigorating atmosphere by purchasing your ticket for the event today. Your attendance identifies you as someone who believes in a stronger Memphis, and supports life-changing programs at World Relief Memphis.

Join us in this change journey as we collectively seek to make an impact in our city! Let's UNITE MEMPHIS.

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MEDIA RSVP: Media is welcome to attend. To RSVP, contact Madeline Ingram at madeline.ingram@pinkston.co

Questions? Contact Karen Spencer, Mobilization Director at World Relief Memphis, at kspencer@wr.org.