Hope Ministries revs up for event

Earl "The Pearl" Perry talks about his mission, and what it brings to families in need.

Hope Ministries held their annual, "Benefit Cookout" this afternoon raising money and awareness for those that are less fortunate.

The ministry was started several years ago, as Earl and Marilyn Perry set out to give those that needed food, something to eat.

"Everything that we raise here today will go to buying food for a family that needs it. Whether that be someone suffering from illness, or simply just in need of a hand, we're there to help," said Earl Perry.

The event lasted throughout the day, and those that attended say they would do anything to help out Earl "The Pearl" Perry.

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