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Aid to Arrive in New York City Area Through Convoy of Hope

June 6, 2013

A Poverty-Free Day to Give Hope to the Less Fortunate in Long Island.

Long Island, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

International humanitarian organization, Convoy of Hope, is partnering with area local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits in Long Island, N.Y., to host a community outreach event this Saturday, June 8, at Mitchell Athletic Field in Uniondale. 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 Long Island 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 the the Long Island area.

WHO: Convoy of Hope, communities of Long Island, 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: Mitchell Athletic Field

                1 Charles Lindbergh Avenue

                Uniondale, New York 11553

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

  •      Highlight New York City-area residents
  •      Interview local families benefiting from poverty-free day
  •      Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope

Learn more about the outreach by visiting http://li.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 additional 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 Long Island:

Rob Taormina, 516-902-9791 (M)

robtaormina(at)gmail(dot)com

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebconvoyofhope/longislandoutreach/prweb10808998.htm


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