Hope Fest Tonight

Published 03/27 2014 05:35PM

Updated 03/27 2014 10:11PM

AMARILLO -- People at the Hope Fest tonight got to hear about poverty in America from a woman who experienced it herself.

Star Parker is this year's honored guest.

Parker is the founder and president of "Cure". A non-profit that helps indigent people get off government help and back on their feet.

Before founding the organization, Parker spent seven years on food stamps living as a member of the working poor.

All proceeds from tonight's event went to Sharing Hope Ministry.

A place that provides services for women who are either incarcerated or in rehab facilities.

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