Festival gives away U-haul truck load of free clothing

A truck full of free clothing was given away at the 6th annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A truck full of free clothing was given away at the 6th annual Amnesty and Deliverance Community Festival. The free clothing giveaway was new this year at the yearly event.

Festival organizer Joe Ayers said they needed a U-haul truck to bring all the clothing down to McMillen Park. There were more than 200 bags of clothing for men, women, kids and babies.

There was also free haircuts and school supplies at the festival. Entertainment included a Corvette showcase and live gospel music. Food and information vendors filled up the park.

The theme of this year’s festival was spirit, health and education.

“I know that somebody’s going to leave this place with their heart touched,” said Ayers. “I might not ever see them again, but I know that one day you can change a person’s life just by giving back. I know a lot of people that gave to this community festival are feeling in their heart that they’re helping somebody and that’s what makes me feel good as a person.”

Ayers believes the most important part of the festival are the information booths that help better people’s lives.

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