Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 8, 2005
The National Coalition for the Homeless is pleased to announce Farrah Gray as a new spokesperson and partner in the fight to end homelessness. Gray will be the honorary chairperson for the Bringing America Home Campaign, a comprehensive effort designed to end homelessness in the United States and includes housing, health, income and civil rights components.
Gray is no stranger to the issues of poverty and homelessness. As a native of inner city Chicago, he both experienced and witnessed the effects of inequality. When he was just six, Farrah’s mother became seriously ill, prompting his decision to help provide for his family. He made hand-painted rocks and sold them door-to-door as paperweights, doorstoppers and bookends. He spent the first $50 he ever made taking his family for a real sit-down dinner. By age 14, he had an office on Wall Street and was a millionaire, founding and fostering companies as diverse as publishing and venture capital. Now, at 21 years old, he is the author of the best selling book Reallionaire and has become one of the great business minds and icons of his generation. He has served as the youngest member of the United Way Board of Directors and created a foundation, which provides seed money to youth aspiring to create legal means of acquiring additional funds for their struggling families through entrepreneurship.
“We are very excited about Farrah’s commitment to the cause of ending homelessness. He is a role model that has experienced poverty and hardship firsthand. We are confidant that he will be able to apply the vision and determination that has made him successful in business to make a difference in the struggle to end homelessness around the country,” says Michael Stoops, Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. Gray attended the October meeting of the National Coalition for the Homeless Board of Directors.
The National Coalition for the Homeless, founded in 1984, is a national network of people committed to ending homelessness by creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness. Additionally, NCH works to meet the immediate needs of people who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of doing so. We take as our first principle of practice that people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have formerly experienced homelessness must be actively involved in all of our work.
Contact: Michael Stoop, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless (202) 462-4822 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Publicist: Madeline Goldstein at (312) 545-4759 or email@example.com.
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