FEED THE CHILDREN AND SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES HELP VIRGINIA FAMILIES
400 Families to Receive Food and Essentials
ABINGDON, Va. (Nov. 23, 2011) – On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Feed The Children, in partnership with Speedway Children’s Charities and Bristol Motor Speedway, will deliver a truckload of food and essentials to the Washington County Long Term Recovery Group and United Way of Russell and Washington Counties. The distribution will begin at 4 p.m. at 26460 Newbanks Rd. (Morgan-McClure Motorsports Headquarters). This is part of a nationwide effort by Feed The Children and Speedway Children’s Charities to help families in need.
Washington County Long Term Recovery Group and United Way of Russell and Washington Counties have pre-identified the 400 families who will receive a 25-pound box of food, a 10-pound box of personal care items and a box of Avon products. The items distributed are designed to help a family of four for a week.
A very special thank you is extended to Morgan McClure Motorsports for providing the facility and equipment for distribution to the families
This year, Feed The Children and Speedway Children’s Charities will deliver an estimated 500,000 pounds of food and supplies to those in need on behalf of Bristol Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. In all, Feed The Children’s distributions in partnership with Speedway Children’s Charities will reach 10,000 families.
“We are excited to work with Speedway Children’s Charities and Bristol Motor Speedway to provide help and hope to people who have been affected by today’s economy,” said Travis Arnold, Feed The Children Chief Operations Officer. “This partnership will mean that more children and families in these communities will have food on their table.”
“Speedway Children’s Charities is honored to continue our work and mission with such a supportive partner as Feed The Children. We look forward to helping more children across this great nation.” Said Maj./Gen. Tom Sadler, USAF (ret.), Executive Director for Speedway Children’s Charities.
To join the Feed The Children Speed To Feed Pit Crew, visit SPEEDtoFEED.org
Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Our mission is providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. In FY 2010, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org
Speedway Children’s Charities
Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing. For more information, visit www.speedwaycharities.org.
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