Close Mission of Hope supports families in need The annual Mission of Hope Christmas Drive gets underway Friday and helps thousands of children in rural Appalachia have a brighter holiday. (11/17/16 6PM) WBIR 6:45 PM. EST November 17, 2016 TRENDING VIDEOS Officials investigate Cocke Co. child's death Gov. Haslam proposed gas tax increase Workshop teaches tiny home construction KY wife, mother charged with family's murders Mild day ahead, rain moving in Thursday night Gibbs' Skyler Merrell receives Courtney Courage Award Looking back on Dolly's influential year Deals, cash mob up drum up Gatlinburg business Sweetwater dog catches car thief Renovations underway for Knoxville Center Mall More Stories Gov. Bill Haslam speaks on gas tax, legislative agenda Jan 19, 2017, 9:53 a.m. At least 30 missing as avalanche buries hotel in… Jan 19, 2017, 5:48 a.m. KPD locates missing man with dementia Jan 18, 2017, 6:06 p.m.