The Convoy of Hope Rolls into St. Louis, Providing Some $1 Million in Goods and Services in a Single Day

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Neighbors Help Neighbors Take First Step in Path Out of Poverty

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WHO:

St. Louis community volunteers from local nonprofits and for-profits will host hurting neighbors as honored guests for a “poverty-free day” with The Convoy of Hope .

WHAT:

Thousands of St. Louis 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.

This community event is one of dozens of stops along a 50-state, $50 million tour of hope and help for the 46 million Americans currently living in poverty—the largest number on record.*

WHEN:

Saturday, July 28, gates open at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

1430 N. Sarah Street and Dr. Martin Luther King, St. Louis, Mo. (Map)

Media/Vendor/VIP Parking and Check-in: Check in at the command center and enter through the volunteer entrance. (Event Parking Pass Vendor/Media/VIP)

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

  •     Profile St. Louis-area residents
  •     Interview local families benefiting from poverty-free day
  •     Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope
  •     Press kit materials and high-res photos of the national tour available at convoyofhope.org/press_kit

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CONTACT:
Jeff Nene
417.823.8998 / 417.860.2196 mobile
Priscilla Visintine
314.821.8232/ 314.422.5646 mobile
convoyofhope.org/press_kit

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*Associated Press, 2011

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