FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2021
Contact: Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr.
901.345.4114 | email@example.com
HISTORICAL AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLINS CHAPEL CONNECTIONAL HOSPITAL
REOPENS TO SERVE THE HOMELESS
Memphis, TN – The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church under the leadership of Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. has partnered with the Room In The Inn Homeless Ministry with Executive Director, Reverend Lisa Anderson of Memphis. This historic hospital has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation (exterior and interior) to serve the needs of the homeless.
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join me, Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., and our partner Room In The Inn – Memphis, Homeless Ministry, for the Virtual Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 409 Ayers Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021 | 3:00 P.M. (CST)
COLLINS CHAPEL CONNECTIONAL HOSPITAL
ROOM IN THE INN – MEMPHIS HOMELESS MINISTRY
Here is the Virtual Link:
In accordance with City of Memphis policy, attendees will need to register at that link.
All invited to attend must wear a mask for this occasion.
The Historic Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital was founded in 1910 by the Collins Chapel CME Church, the oldest CME Church in Memphis (678 Washington Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105), serving the African American Community in segregated times. This hospital facility was built in 1954 by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. We are grateful that we have had the help of churches, businesses, political and community leaders to achieve this much needed healthcare facility. Now, we are proud of the fact that in the past seven years, Bishop Henry Williamson Sr. and the 180 churches of the First Episcopal District, Arkansas and Tennessee, have been able to totally renovate this historic African American hospital to serve the homeless of the Memphis and Shelby County area.
We are inviting all of the media to join us at this 3:00PM hour to witness Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, other dignitaries and special guest who have helped us to accomplish this wonderful project. We are especially grateful for Mr. Paul Young, Director of the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, City Councilwoman Cheyenne Johnson and County Commissioner Eddie Jones for their support in making this project a reality. We are indeed grateful to all City Council members, County Commissioners and State Representatives for supporting this effort.