Convoy of Hope Arrives in Tacoma

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$1 Million in Giveaways and Services to Highlight Saturday Celebration

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Convoy of Hope will make a stop in Tacoma, Wash. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Mt. Tahoma High School and will provide a day of free goods and services. The community celebration is one of many Convoy of Hope will host in 2013 throughout the United States. The tour recently made four stops last weekend where more than 17,000 guests attended. More than 49,000 guests of honor have attended the $50 million tour of hope at stops around the country this year.

WHAT: A free Tacoma 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 local community members to share hope and tangible help with neighbors in a spirit of honor and dignity.

WHO: Convoy of Hope, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), Plum Organics and the community of Tacoma and numerous local business, organizations and churches. 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.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24 - Gates open at 10 a.m. (Rain or Shine)

WHERE: Mt. Tahoma High School
                4634 S. 74th St.
                Tacoma, Washington 98409

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

For more information regarding the outreach event, visit http://tacoma.convoyofhope.org/ or contact Edwin Cornstock at 253-302-9453.

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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