(WMC-TV) - Memorial Day took on a special meaning for a group in Mid-town, who spent the holiday honoring the fallen by serving the living.
With a parking lot, a little music, and a lot of love, the volunteers who bring you the Stone Award every year turned out to make Memorial Day special for dozens of Memphians in need.
"Well, I got a little clothes and soap and toothpaste, just enough to carry me for the month," said Lavern Morgan.
Organizers of this giveaway are trying to show love in action.
They set up their event in a parking lot near Madison Avenue to give away toiletries, food, and clothing to those who need it.
Organizers of the event know the challenges the people showing up to the event face. For years, members of this group have gone around the Mid-South feeding and clothing the needy.
"As God blesses us we want to give back to the community," said Rev. Melvin Campbell, Christian Fellowship Ministry.
Volunteers are working in conjunction with the House of Matinzee, Christian Fellowship Ministry, and others to turn this day around for those in need.
Memphis teacher Rachael Brown used this giveaway as a teaching moment, to show students it's much better to give than receive.
"And also get them to look outside of their own selves and say you know there are other people out here human beings that are struggling and what can I do to help," said Rachel Brown.