Silicon Valley Day of Prayer and Action for the Poor and Homeless

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This three hour event will bring together interfaith clergy, prayer groups, musicians, students, politicians, community leaders/groups with the poor and homeless to pray for, and discuss solutions to, the growing problem of homelessness and poverty in Silicon Valley, and throughout America.

Pastor Scott Wagers, founder of CHAM Deliverance Ministry, and long time advocate in Silicon Valley for the homeless, has announced a ‘Day of Prayer and Action’ on behalf of the homeless and poor in the South Bay. Intended to raise awareness of the growing tide of homelessness and poverty throughout California, the event is scheduled for March 19th, at the First AME Zion Church, 949 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA, from 1-4 p.m.

This three hour event will bring together interfaith clergy, prayer groups, students, politicians, community leaders/groups with the poor and homeless to pray and discuss solutions to the growing problem of homelessness and poverty in America. Speakers include Carl Guardino, CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, city council member Sam Liccardo, CHAM Deliverance Ministry's Rev. Scott Wagers, County Supervisor Dave Cortese, Ethel Long Scott, WEAP, Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton (San Jose State) Pastor Michael John, Rev. Michael Henderson, First AME Zion church, and Sally Lieber. Also, Governor Jerry Brown has been invited to speak.

The event will also feature prayer, music, and a hot meal for all participants. The "Day of Prayer and Action" will allow participants to discuss the pains and hardship of poverty with the community leaders. Conceived by Wagers this winter at a birthday party his congregation promoted just before Christmas, it is Wagers hope the event will become an annual meeting of privileged and poor throughout the state and the nation.

This winter, CHAM Deliverance Ministry has been distributing hundreds of blankets to homeless who are living on the streets in San Jose throughout the winter. The media are always welcome to come along to see the harsh reality that face the more than 7,000 homeless people face each night.

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