$1 Million in Aid to Arrive in Baltimore Area through Convoy of Hope

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A poverty-free day to give hope to the less fortunate in Frederick.

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International humanitarian organization, Convoy of Hope, is partnering with area local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits in Frederick, Md., to host a community outreach event this Saturday, June 1, at the Frederick Fairgrounds. This community event is one of dozens of stops along the 50-state, $50 million tour of hope and help for the 46 million Americans currently living in poverty — the largest number on record according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

WHAT: A Frederick community event to help the poor and suffering that will provide more than $1 million in goods and services in a single day through food, clothing, job counseling, dental check-ups, haircuts, family portraits, a kids carnival and more.

WHY: Provide an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors who are living in poverty in the Frederick area.

WHO: Convoy of Hope, community of Frederick, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), Plum Organics and dozens of local organizations, businesses and churches.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2013, Gates open at 10:00 a.m. (Rain or Shine)

WHERE:

Frederick Fairgrounds
797 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, Maryland 21770

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

  •      Speak with Frederick-area residents
  •      Interview local families benefiting from poverty-free day
  •      Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope
  •      Speak with national leaders from the NBCF

Visit the outreach website to learn more.

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world through community outreaches, children’s feeding initiatives, disaster response and partner resourcing. Convoy of Hope has a long history as a first responder in times of natural disasters and has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years. For the latest news, please visit website.

Convoy of Hope:

Jeff Roman, 417-942-7570
Public Relations Desk
jroman(at)convoyofhope(dot)org

or

Jeff Nene, 417-860-2196
National Spokesperson
jnene(at)convoyofhope(dot)org

The Convoy Frederick:
Michael Betteridge, 301-639-4323
Local Media Relations
mbetteridge(at)wthu(dot)org

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