The Convoy of Hope Rolls into Kansas City, Providing Some $1 Million in Goods and Services in a Single Day

Neighbors Help Neighbors Take First Step in Path Out of Poverty

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Springfield, MO (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
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.

An exciting new partnership at these outreach events is 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. “Right now, there are millions of women in America – including ‘working poor’ women – who don’t have insurance and can’t afford the cost of a mammogram. Without a mammogram, these

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.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

  •     Profile Kansas City-area residents
  •     Interview local families benefitting from poverty-free day
  •     Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope
  •     Interview a national spokesperson for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, providing free breast cancer screenings. Media can visit the pink and white tent for media opportunities.
  •     Press kit materials and high-res photos of the national tour available at DeMossNews.com/ConvoyofHope
CONTACT:
Jeff Nene
417.823.8998 / 417.860.2196 mobile
Gina Hanna 816.721.2803
Marc Vasquez 816.668.6921
DeMossNews.com/ConvoyofHope

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*Associated Press, 2011


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