Convoy of Hope Arrives in Memphis with $1 Million in Community Giveaways and Services

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Thousands Expected to Attend Saturday’s Celebration

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Convoy of Hope will stop in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center to provide a day of free goods and services. The community celebration is one of dozens Convoy of Hope is hosting in 2013 throughout the United States. Already, more than 70,000 guests of honor have attended the $50-million tour of hope.

WHAT: A free Mid-South community event offering $1 million in free goods and services including groceries, haircuts, dental check-ups, health services, workforce development services, kids carnival and more.

WHY: Provides an opportunity for more than 1,800 local community volunteers to share hope and tangible help with more than 10,000 anticipated neighbors in a spirit of honor and dignity.

WHO: Convoy of Hope is also working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Plum Organics at the outreach. NBCF will provide education, support and early detection services to underserved women in the community. Plum Organics will provide guests with their organic baby, toddler and child food products. In addition, national partner, Points of Light and Volunteer Mid-South, its HandsOn Network affiliate, will be providing disaster preparedness education and opportunities for the guests to serve through the HandsOn Network volunteer programs.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 7 — Doors open at 10 a.m. (Rain or Shine)

WHERE:
Memphis Cook Convention Center
255 N. Main St.
Memphis, Tenn. 38103

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
-Highlight local residents serving their community
-Interview local families participating in the event
-Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope
-Speak with national leaders from the NBCF

Learn more about the outreach by visiting http://www.midsouth.convoyofhope.org or contact Cheryl Bone at 901-626-2092 or Panisha Stigger at 901-491-9045.

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.

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