Springfield, MO (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
Sacramento 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.
Thousands of Sacramento 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, consultations with health professionals, dental services, kids zone activities, haircuts, portraits, back-to-school supplies, bike repair, job fair/resume-career counseling, 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.
Saturday, September 15, gates will open at 10 a.m.
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA (Map)
Media/Vendor/VIP Parking and Check-in: Check in at the command center or call Andrew Bradley at 510.910.3443 and enter through the volunteer entrance (enter via Tribute Road). (Event Parking Pass Vendor/Media/VIP)
- Profile Sacramento-area residents
- Interview local families benefiting from poverty-free day
- 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
417.823.8998 / 417.860.2196 mobile
*Associated Press, 2011