August 25 Fort Collins, CO Event

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The Convoy Of Hope Rolls Into Fort Collins, 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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WHO:
Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins 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, dental and medical screenings, kids zone activities, haircuts, portraits, athletic shoes, clothing, car seats, back-to-school supplies, job fair, prayer time and spiritual guidance, 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.*

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 women are at risk of being diagnosed too late,” according to Janelle Hail, Founder/CEO National Breast Cancer Foundation.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 25, gates open at 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Vine Drive and North Lemay Avenue (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 Fort Collins-area residents
  •     Interview local families benefiting from poverty-free day
  •     Interview Kelly Ohlson, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Fort Collins between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  •     Interview Joe Frank, Director of Department of Advanced Planning for the City of Fort Collins
  •     Interview Betty Aragon, local Hispanic leader
  •     Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope
  •     Speak with national leaders from the National Breast Cancer Foundation
  •     Press kit materials and high-res photos of the national tour available at convoyofhope.org/press_kit

CONTACT:
Jeff Nene
417.823.8998 / 417.860.2196 mobile
Rose Pauly
970.980.5404
convoyofhope.org/press_kit

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