Mechanical Service Contractors of America and Convoy of HopePartner to Feed Hungry and Homeless in Orange County, CA

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Share Our Selves to receive food and items for the SOS Food Pantry

On Friday, September 26, Convoy of Hope, an international humanitarian relief organization, will deliver food and supplies to Share Our Selves (SOS) to help give hope to the hungry and homeless of Orange County.
Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) employees and volunteers will be on hand to receive and process the delivery on behalf of SOS. In addition to receiving the delivery from Convoy of Hope, MSCA employees and volunteers will spend the afternoon volunteering at SOS – helping fill bags of food to be distributed in the SOS Food Pantry, assembling hygiene kits, and writing messages of hope to clients and patients.

MSCA is in the Orange County area for their 2014 Annual Conference. Convoy of Hope shipped the tractor-trailer load of supplies from its World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri and United Rentals has donated a forklift to assist with the unloading of the truck. The funds required to fill this tractor trailer with useful supplies were donated by MSCA members, local affiliated associations, and union partners with the United Association.

“We are thrilled to partner with Convoy of Hope and MSCA,” says Vanessa Ontiveros, SOS Facilities Manager. “Their support, hard work, and generous donation of grocery items will help SOS provide food and assistance to an average of 275 individuals and families a day. As we prepare for the increased demand during the holiday season, we are most appreciative of this tremendous donation.”

WHO:
Share Our Selves, Convoy of Hope, Mechanical Service Contractors of America

WHAT:
Delivery of an 18-wheeler filled with food and goods to Share Our Selves; Convoy of Hope, MSCA volunteers in action to help low-income and homeless individuals and families in Orange County.

WHEN:
Friday, September 26, 2014
Warehouse Delivery Event: 2:00 p.m.
Share Our Selves: 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa 92627

About Share Our Selves
As leaders in the community, Share Our Selves (SOS) has provided care and assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Orange County since 1970. With its pulse on the ever-changing landscape of OC healthcare and human services SOS is focused on transformational care – finding new solutions for the issues clients face and creating ways to serve an even broader population. With service centers in four locations, Share Our Selves specializes in providing personalized care for the community. Our experience and innovative solutions, paired with our wide-ranging services, allow us to address the systemic nature of poverty from many angles, upholding our clients’ basic human rights through transformational care and fighting for the dignity all members of our community deserve. For more information about Share Our Selves please visit: http://www.shareourselves.org

About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. In the last 20 years, Convoy of Hope has served more than 68 million people. For more information please visit http://www.convoyofhope.org

About Mechanical Service Contracts of America (MSCA)
MSCA is the leading national trade association for HVACR contractors, providing education, marketing, and labor/management services to assure its members deliver quality performance, value and expertise for all building system needs. MSCA contractor members perform service, maintenance, replacement, retrofit, and repair work resulting in enhanced reliability, tenant satisfaction and efficiency. MSCA’s contractor qualification program, MSCA GreenSTAR, recognizes members for their outstanding commitment to providing energy-saving solutions to their customers and meeting exemplary service standards. MSCA has more than 1,400 member companies and is a subsidiary of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. For more information, go to http://www.msca.org.

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