Wayne McBride of the Flagstaff office of the state Department of Public Safety said there were gaps of up to 40 miles on I- 40. About 165,000 people were needed for the 125-mile Tennessee route that crossed the Mississippi from Arkansas and snaked through Memphis before heading northeast to the Kentucky border. Capt. ILLINOIS. New Jersey coordinators said there were no gaps in the 88-mile route through 40 communities in the state, citing reports from nearly 3,000 field marshals and 270 ham operators who monitored the state route. Copyright © 2020 Hands Across America. According to the estimate, it would have taken about 200,000 people to fill the stretch. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. Church bells from the old St. Louis Cathederal and horns from riverboats sounded throughout the 15-minute hand-holding. ″There were gaps,″ said Jackson. Dick Thornburgh served as a link in the chain. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Hands Across America was a public fundraising event on Sunday, May 25, 1986, in which approximately 5 to 6.5 million people held hands for fifteen minutes in an (ostensible) attempt to form a continuous human chain across the contiguous United States.[1][2]. State spokeswoman Abby Shapiro said at least 175,000 people participated - most in the Phoenix area. Bill Fleming, Missouri project director, said organizers had rounded up about 220,000 of the 240,000 people needed to fill the 170-mile Missouri leg from the bridge at Alton, Ill., to the bridge at Cape Girardeau, Mo. Rain in the central part of the state may have hurt. In Desert Center, population 120, a half-mile human chain weaved back and forth swaying and singing to Hands Across America theme music on the radio. Organizers connected long sections connected with ribbon or rope. Six-year-old Amy Sherwood of Brooklyn, whose family was living in a city welfare hotel until earlier this month, was picked to stand on the eastern terminus of the line. Tax ID Number: 81-2516476. The route did not include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where rain forced the postponement of the Indianapolis 500 until Monday. As the then newly minted number 1 rated radio station in Philadelphia (with a whopping 8.8 rating in Arbitron's Spring 1985 Period), WMMR was "word of mouth at scale" in Philadelphia and could generate enormous crowds at various events. Two couples were married along the Hands route near Phoenix, and a bar mitzvah was celebrated for Sol Berger near I-17. Actress Brooke Shields, from a perch on the midway point of the 3,500-foot George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey, had a view of a human chain snaking for miles down the West Side Highway. The song peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986. Organizer Donna Brazile estimated that at least 250,000 people joined the line in the city. Some of the Indians in the chain were in traditional costume. KENTUCKY. Unless you count the 34 snubbed states, many of whom ran their own hands across the state events, there were some notable gaps in the chain. The 25-mile link through Delaware was completed at 3:05 p.m. EDT, when ″people came out of nowhere″ to fill a gap in the human chain between Newport and Stanton, said Peter Tovar, state Hands director. Parachutists jumped to the line near Dayton and Canfield and hundreds of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts circled the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Elsewhere in Washington, thousands gathered on the Ellipse and at other sites. Considered at that time to be the largest community participation effort in our nation’s history, HANDS was just impossible enough to be possible.” The dream quickly erupted into an unparalleled show of heartfelt concern. The event brought together millions of people to generate a national consensus that hunger and homelessness existed and that we must answer the call to help shelter and feed those in need. The West Coast terminus in Long Beach, Calif., was anchored by an unemployed man, Bill Jones, 34, his wife and five children who live at a homeless shelter. At Arkansas Children’s Hospital, at least 15 patients, many in wheelchairs or casts and attached to sophisticated medical equipment, joined hands in the lobby under a door which said, ″Fear not illness, this place of care, love and hope is for you.″, Connie Fox, a spokeswoman for the Arkansas segment of Hands Across America in Little Rock, said there were some gaps in rural areas, ″but we strung out tape and held the tape across the holes.″, The state’s turnout was estimated at 295,000 to 320,000, Ms. Fox said. At Rodney Square in Wilmington, Gov. On the Arkansas side of the Memphis and Arkansas Bridge over the Mississippi River, Laura Danielson, 25, married Scott Youry, 18, shortly before the couple joined hands to participate in the hookup. A gap in Newark was filled just before the national linkup time when a Hands marshal stopped a New Jersey Transit bus and asked the passengers to join the line. NEW YORK. Event implementation was through USA for Africa under the direction of Marty Rogol, the founding Executive Director. She said at least $1 million was collected for charity in the state. Alan Jackson, state press secretary for the event, said between 64,000 and 65,000 people participated, and that was enough to fill the 52-mile Kentucky route. They had called for 190,000 to 200,000 people. USA for Africa produced "We Are the World" and the combined revenues raised by both events raised almost $100 million to fight famine in Africa and hunger and homelessness in the United States. Since Hands Across America was much better publicized in the United States, only 4000 runners participated in New York City for Sport Aid. When it was over, 5,000 red white and blue balloons were released and white doves trailing blue and red streamers soared into the sky after them. State coordinator Jeanne Bradner said the state exceeded its target of 400,000 participants, but she did not offer a more precise estimate. Barry Carter added that there was a half-mile gap south of Westvaco in Ballard County. Despite the claimed intent, there was never any realistic chance of forming an unbroken human chain from coast to coast, as hundreds of miles of low-population areas along the route through the vast rural Midwest and Desert Southwest would have required hundreds of thousands of volunteers and millions of dollars in transportation, provision and coordination costs to keep the chain intact. The song was written by Marc Blatte, John Carney, and Larry Gottlieb, and featured lead vocals by session singers Joe Cerisano and Sandy Farina, and the band Toto.

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