LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Nearly 2,000 people turned out Wednesday night to help one of the city's biggest crusaders against childhood poverty continue its mission.
The event was the South Louisville Ministries' Families Helping Families annual fund campaign. The sold out event at the University Club on the University of Louisville campus helped the ministry raise money to provide emergency service to more than 1,800 people in the form of food, utilities, medicine and rent.
First Lady Jane Beshear and Second Lady Madeline Abramson turned out to help with the drive to emphasize the importance of education and poverty awareness throughout the commonwealth.
"There are families in the South End who need extra support when the traditional support system isn't always there for them," said Mrs. Abramson, "so South Louisville Community Ministries provides that for these South End families."
This was the first year the ministry hosted such an event.
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