Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 2, 2007
Cris Carter, former NFL player and co-founder of Carter Brothers Charities, will speak at a press conference Friday, July 6, 10 a.m., at the Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless (1035 Donnelly Ave. SW). Carter Brothers Charities and international hunger relief organization Feed The Children will deliver a semi-tractor trailer full of food and personal care items to 400 Atlanta families in need.
This donation is in conjunction with the 4th Annual Carter Brothers Charity Golf Classic July 7-9, 2007 at the Eagle's Landing Country Club in McDonough, GA. The tournament is a three day fundraiser for Carter Brothers Charities and their benefactor organizations including the Henry County Haven House, the Henry County YMCA and Hosea Feeds the Hungry and Homeless. Corporate sponsors for this year's tournament include, Tyco, GenNx360, Carter Brothers, Wachovia, Nike, Frito Lay, General Electric, Georgia Power, Toyota, Niche Marketing, MasTec, BB& T Insurance, CB Tech, Gentleman Jack, Carter Group, Superior Maintenance, Inc., Toshiba and the Burks Companies.
Carters Brothers Charities was co-founded by Cris Carter, former NFL wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins, and his brother John Carter. Cris is one of the most acclaimed pass catchers in pro-football history, and is now a well-respected studio analyst on HBO's Inside the NFL. Carter also serves as the N.F.L. Analyst for Yahoo! Sports. In 1999, Cris was the recipient of the NFL's highest honor bestowed upon players for their off the field contributions, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
"In the fourth year of our charity golf tournament, Carter Brothers Charities wanted to find a meaningful way to support the amazing work of one of our benefactor charities, Hosea Feeds the Hungry & Homeless," said Cris Carter, chairman of Carter Brothers, LLC and co-founder of Carter Brothers Charities. "Our ability to purchase an entire tractor-trailer of food and other items through Feed the Children provided a substantial gift that will assist Atlanta families and continue the noble work of the Hosea Feeds the Hungry & Homeless organization."
Probably one of Atlanta's best kept entrepreneurial secrets is the meteoric rise of Carter Brothers, LLC (Carter Brothers), a full service provider of electronic security, fire, life safety and project management services to commercial clients. Carter Brothers was established in July 2001, by combining the talents of two Carter brothers; John who built a successful career building football stadiums and public assembly facilities around the country with Cris' visibility, access, business savvy and marketing talent. In 6 years, Carter Brothers has become one of the largest electronic security and fire/life safety firms in the country with clients that include Tyco, General Electric, Wachovia, BP and many others. In 2003, the Carter brothers established Carter Brothers Charities to impact causes that are meaningful to the Carter family.
"We are proud to partner with Feed the Children to impact one of our benefactors Hosea Feeds the Hungry & Homeless in such a meaningful way. The Carter Brothers Charity Golf tournament was established four years ago by my family to bring our customers, clients and friends together to support worthy charitable causes and make significant contributions like this a reality for our various benefactor organizations," added John Carter (CEO & President of Carter Brothers, LLC), co-founder of Carter Brothers Charities.
"The Hosea Feed The Hungry staff and board of directors want to thank Carter Brothers Charities for sponsoring a truckload of food from Feed The Children," said Elizabeth Omilami, executive director for Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless. "Summer is a time when our food bank has given out most of its inventory and our storehouse is low. We look forward to continuing to serve the people of the State of Georgia and making an impact wherever people are hungry and hopeless."
"We are so grateful for organizations like Carter Brothers Charities," said Larry Jones, president and co-founder of Feed The Children. "The deep personal relationship that they have with the community makes organizations like Carter Brothers Charities so important to combating hunger in America."
About Hosea Feeds The Hungry and Homeless
Since its founding in 1971, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless (HFTH), a Christian international aid organization, distributed more than $3.0 billion in food, clothing, medical, educational, toiletries, furniture and cleaning supplies to 16 Georgia counties, three states and to the Philippines, the Ivory Coast and Uganda. Established as a 501(C)3 charity, HFTH collects funds and Gifts-in kind year-round. Hosea Feed the Hungry was named one of the top charities in Georgia for its Katrina relief program to over 6,000 hurricane survivors by the Georgia State Senate. For more information, please visit http://www.hoseafeedthehungry.com
About Carter Brothers Charities
Carter Brothers Charities is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, based in Atlanta and founded by brothers John & Cris Carter to support organizations focusing on the empowerment of victims of domestic violence and homelessness through intervention, advocacy, education and advancing the lives of underprivileged youths through mentoring and education. For additional information on the 2007 Carter Brothers Charity Golf Classic please visit http://www.carterbrothers.com/Golf2007/GolfHome.htm.
About Carter Brothers, LLC
Carter Brothers, LLC (Carter Brothers), a full service provider of electronic security, fire, life safety products and project management services to commercial clients. Headquartered in Atlanta, with locations in 26 states nationally, Carter Brothers has become one of the largest electronic security and fire/life safety firms in the country. For more information, please visit http://www.carterbrothers.com.
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2006, Feed The Children distributed more than 129 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally, supplementing more than 730,000 meals each day. Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help those in need in 118 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.feedthechildren.org.
Feed The Children
Rebecca Gass, Public Relations
Office: 405-949-5140 Cell: 405-203-6038
Carter Brothers Charities
Edward Cates, Director of Marketing & Communications
Office: 404.767.2525 Cell: 404.391.1376