Springfield, Missouri (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
June 16 Kansas City, MO Event
Who: Kansas City community volunteers from local nonprofits and for-profits will host hurting neighbors as honored guests for a “poverty-free day” with http://demossnews.com/convoyofhope/press_kit/the_convoy_tour_fact_sheet.
What: Thousands of Kansas City residents—many America’s “working poor”—receive some $1 million in goods and services in a single day and lasting solutions to needs such as groceries, medical/dental screenings, kids carnival activities, haircuts, career fair, women’s and men’s professional clothing, prayer time and spiritual guidance, family portraits, live entertainment with free lunch, and more. In partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, free breast cancer screenings are being offered to combat the higher breast cancer death rates among poor women, due to lack of access to early detection and treatment.
This community event is one of dozens of stops along a http://demossnews.com/convoyofhope/press_kit/the_convoy_tour_dates tour of hope and help for the 46 million Americans currently living in poverty—the largest number on record.*
When: Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Swope Park (Swope Parkway and Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Swope+Parkway+and+Meyer+Boulevard,+Kansas+City,+MO&hl=en&ll=39.007663,-94.542954&spn=0.007036,0.010933&sll=39.02296,-94.533985&sspn=0.007035,0.010933&hnear=Swope+Pkwy+%26+E+Meyer+Blvd,+Kansas+City,+Jackson,+Missouri&t=m&z=17
Media/Vendor/VIP Parking and Check-in: Enter Swope Park from the 63rd Street Trafficway entrance (5605 E. 63rd Trafficway) to access vendor/media parking. Check in at the command center and enter through the volunteer entrance. https://docs.google.com/a/convoyofhope.org/document/d/1CjVnPkL0HnHpUqJ-LhpW3JXELpD4qrakWLxJpQTVqXQ/edit?pli=1; https://docs.google.com/a/convoyofhope.org/document/d/19RadHZgqht3aObgEpi1z0Wnf1cnLydjJiYmSHJ66ec8/edit?pli=1
417.823.8998 / 417.860.2196 mobile
Gina Hanna 816.721.2803
Marc Vasquez 816.668.6921
*Associated Press, 2011