Springfield, MO (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Neighbors help neighbors take first step in path out of poverty.
Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown 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.*
Saturday, September 22, gates will open at 10 a.m.
Fairgrounds Park, 351 N Cleveland Ave, Hagerstown, Md. (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)
- Profile Hagerstown-area residents
- Interview local families benefitting 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
417.823.8998 / 417.860.2196 mobile
*Associated Press, 2011