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

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A poverty-free day to give hope to the less fortunate in Kansas City

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International humanitarian organization, Convoy of Hope, is partnering with local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits in Kansas City, Mo., to host a community outreach event this Saturday, June 8, at Swope Park. 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 free Kansas City community event to help the poor and suffering that will provide more than $1 million in free goods and services in a single day through food, clothing, job counseling, dental check-ups, haircuts, family portraits, a kids carnival and more.

WHY: Provides an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors who are living in poverty in the Kansas City area.

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

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013, Gates open at 10:00 a.m. (Rain or Shine)

WHERE: Swope Park
                 5605 E. 63rd Trafficway
                 Kansas City, Missouri 64130

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

  •      Highlight Kansas City-area residents serving their community
  •      Interview local families benefitting from poverty-free day
  •      Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope
  •      Speak with national leaders from the NBCF

Learn more about the outreach by visiting http://www.kc.convoyoutreach.org.

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 more information on Convoy of Hope please visit http://www.convoyofhope.org.

Convoy of Hope:

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

or

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

The Convoy Kansas City:
Gina Hanna, 816-721-2803 (M)
info(at)kcconvoyofhope(dot)org

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