5 Great Things: SCS holds clothing drive, Memphis a top place to visit

5 Great Things: SCS holds clothing drive, Memphis a top place to visit

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Before thousands of runners from across the globe descend upon Memphis for the St. Jude Marathon this weekend, Mid-Southerners found time to make 5 Great Things happen this week.

The L.I.T. Project teamed up with LightOn Mentoring and Royalty Elite Allstars for holiday food drive which runs through December 15 for those in need.

Shelby County Schools held its annual “Operation Warm Hearts” clothing drive for more than 50,000 children in Shelby County in need of winter clothing and coats.

Lake Cormorant Middle School in DeSoto County, Mississippi held a blood drive, hoping to find a match for Social Studies teacher Scott Blaylock, who’s in dire need of a kidney.

Famous travel guide Frommer’s listed Memphis as one of the top places in the world to visit in 2019, listing the Memphis in May festival among several other attractions as the reason to come to the Bluff City.

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris appointed Brenda Jones as Office of Preparedness Director, making the law enforcement veteran the first African American woman to hold the post.

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