'Beyond The Walls': Local Heroes Recognized For Their Selfless Efforts

September 28, 2023

In a heartwarming celebration of compassion and community spirit, Jonesboro's very own Morgan and Kim Puckett were honored with a prestigious award for their unwavering dedication to providing free food and clothing to those in need.

Their remarkable mission has not only touched the lives of countless individuals but has also inspired a wave of goodwill throughout the city.

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Morgan and Kim have been running an initiative called "Beyond The Walls". Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they hand out free clothing, meals, and emergency care items to those in need.

Each week, a team of volunteers is inspired to show up and help because of the compassion of Morgan and Kim.

"If it wasn't for Miss Kim, I don't know where my daughter and I would be to this day," Joanne Asher, a volunteer, told K8 News.

"They give with a whole heart and they ask for nothing in return," Cassie Box said.

"Morgan and Kim gave me money out of their own pocket. You know they paid for my gas," Lyndsay Francis, a victim of domestic violence, said crying. "He beat me so bad my left eye is blind."

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The Pucketts stepped up to help.

"It was the hugest impact of my life," Francis said.

This week, the couple was honored with the "GR8 Acts of Kindness" award, a monthly recognition bestowed by K8 News in Jonesboro.

"You help provide hope. That is why you are the next winners in the Gr8 Acts of Kindness," K8's Diana Davis told the couple.

Additionally, the news station, in collaboration with First Community Bank, gifted the couple a cash prize of $408.

Beyond The Walls is on Facebook.

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