5 Great Things: Mid-Southerners make their mark

5 Great Things: Mid-Southerners make their mark

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It's been a hot week in the Mid-South, but nothing warms out hearts more than these 5 Great Things:

Gamers raise $2.7M for St. Jude

Gamers in Tampa, Florida, raised $2.7 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

For the fundraiser, elite gamers streamed their craft, all while urging viewers to donate money to end childhood cancer.

Catholic volunteers leave Mid-South to help refugees at US border

Members of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee went to Texas to help refugees.

The group, along with students from four area Catholic schools, helped provide warm meals and medical treatment to men, women and children.

NFL star to give away school supplies to low-income Memphis families

NFL star and former Memphis Tiger Dontari Poe is giving back to his community.

Poe will be giving away free backpacks and school supplies next weekend to low-income families in Memphis.

Memphis students featured in film

Students from Stax Academy are featured in the new film, The King.

The King is showing at Malco Studio on the Square. The filmmakers even made a donation to the academy.

Volunteers clean up parks

More than sixty volunteers from St. Jude's ALSAC helped beautify the Memphis River Parks.

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