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The Salvation Army is a Christian denominational church and an international charitable organization structured in a quasi-military fashion. The organization reports a worldwide membership of over 1.5 million, consisting of soldiers, officers and adherents known as Salvationists. Its founders Catherine and William Booth sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their "physical and spiritual needs". It is present in 126 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless, and providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries.The theology of the Salvation Army is mainstream Methodist although it is distinctive in government and practice. The Army's doctrine follows mainstream Christian beliefs, and its articles of faith emphasize God's "saving purposes". Its objects are "the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole."The Army was founded in 1865 in London by one-time Methodist minister William Booth. Originally known as the East London Christian Mission, in 1878 Booth reorganized the mission, becoming its first General and introducing the military structure which has been retained to the present day. The current world leader of The Salvation Army is General André Cox, who was elected by the High Council of The Salvation Army on 3 August 2013. Wikipedia.

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FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Showcasing athleticism for a good cause, members of the Dallas Cowboys took to the baseball diamond to bat for charity at the sixth annual Reliant Home Run Derby. For the first time, the annual competition was open to the public and nearly 3,000 fans filled Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas, to cheer as their favorite players raised $50,000 for the Gene and Jerry Jones Family North Texas Youth Education Town of The Salvation Army Arlington. “Watching the Dallas Cowboys step up to the plate each year to support The Salvation Army is one of our favorite ways to give to the Dallas-Fort Worth community,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant. “Welcoming public spectators this year gave us an even greater appreciation for our local communities, and we look forward to growing this annual tradition for everyone to enjoy.” Cowboys trading their shoulder pads for baseball cleats included Jason Witten, Sean Lee, Byron Jones, Zack Martin, Jeff Heath, Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, Terrance Williams, Dez Bryant, Orlando Scandrick, Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick. Pitches were thrown by Mike Weatherford and Chad “Gator” Haag, and baseball players from Frisco’s nine high schools shagged balls. The National Anthem was performed by Captain Shelley Hood from The Salvation Army. Joining and participating in the special event were the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Rowdy the Dallas Cowboys Mascot, The Salvation Army Mascot Captain Kettle, and the Cowboys’ official drumline Rhythm and Blue. Coach Garrett was explosive at the plate and crowned the 2017 Reliant Home Run Derby champion, hitting a total of seven home runs and raising $4,900. Coming in a close second at the friendly competition was Jason Witten, totaling six homers and raising $4,800. “Our players look forward to the Reliant Home Run Derby every year, it’s such a fun and meaningful way for partners like Reliant and The Salvation Army to come together for our community. Having our local fans join us made the occasion even more special for all involved,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, Cowboys executive vice president and chief brand officer. “Last year, Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott were rookies shagging balls, this year it was great to see them taking swings for a great cause!” Reliant supports local communities through volunteerism, charitable giving and partnerships with a variety of organizations, and in 2016 donated more than $650,000 to different causes. Last year’s Reliant Home Run Derby also raised $50,000 for The Salvation Army, and over the course of six years the event has raised more than $400,000 for different charities and nonprofits. Reliant brings electricity, smart energy solutions and home services to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 200 company that is at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Backed by a diverse portfolio of nearly 140 power generating facilities that can support millions of homes and businesses nationwide, NRG’s retail companies, including Reliant, deliver electricity and home security services and serve almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the District of Columbia. NRG retail brands collectively are the largest providers of electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant products and services, please visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter @ReliantEnergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.

News Article | May 10, 2017
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RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that the MAXIMUS Foundation has distributed more than $540,000 in grants to 183 nonprofit organizations in 30 states as part of its Spring 2017 grant cycle. As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by partnering with nonprofits that support the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. MAXIMUS and its employees completely fund the MAXIMUS Foundation, which provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development. The grants were distributed to the following organizations: Arizona: Childhelp Fresh Start Women's Foundation Maricopa County Community Colleges District Foundation Youth On Their Own California: America On Track CASA of Los Angeles Emilio Nares Foundation Family Health Centers of San Diego Father Joe’s Villages Food For Thought Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Hillsides Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership The Illumination Foundation Keaton Raphael Memorial Life Skills Training & Educational Programs Mama's Kitchen Monarch School Project One Warm Coat Pacific Clinics Parents Helping Parents Project Dignity San Diego County Medical Society Streetlights United Through Reading Volunteers of America (N. California & N. Nevada) District of Columbia: Boys Town Washington DC Bright Beginnings Christ House The Fishing School Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena LIFT Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care National Association of Women Judges Reading Partners The Salvation Army National Capital Area The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts Turning the Page Washington DC Jewish Community Center Young Playwrights' Theater Florida: 4KIDS of South Florida Abilities of Florida The Arc of Palm Beach County Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida Kids House of Seminole New Horizons of SW FL Pinellas Co. Sheriff's Police Athletic League United Against Poverty Louisiana: The Food Bank of Central Louisiana New Orleans Education League of the Construction Industry New York: Abraham House Bailey House Center for Court Innovation/Fund for the City of New York The Children's Village Coalition for the Homeless Community Solutions International Harlem Educational Activities Fund Jewish Union Foundation New York Common Pantry Northfield Community LDC of Staten Island Olmsted Center for Sight Orange County Safe Homes Project Parsons Child and Family Center Reach Out and Read of Greater NY South Bronx Educational Foundation Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley Women's Prison Association YMCA of Greater Rochester South Carolina: The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry EdVenture Lexington Interfaith Community Services Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services Palmetto Project (Begin with Books Program) Texas: Any Baby Can of San Antonio Austin Child Guidance Center Child Advocates Child Protective Services Community Partners Children's Craniofacial Association Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer Dallas Furniture Bank Helping Hand Home for Children Hope House of Corpus Christi Interfaith Family Services Irving Cares Manos de Cristo People's Community Clinic Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter RISE Adaptive Sports The San Antonio AIDS Foundation St. Peter-St. Joseph Children's Home Vermont: Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County Committee on Temporary Shelter Spectrum Youth and Family Services Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties Virginia: All Ages Read Together The Arc of Northern Virginia Best Buddies International Bethany House of Northern Virginia Britepaths Carpenter's Shelter ChildSavers Fairfax Library Foundation ForKids Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA) Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick-Clarke Light House Studio Loudoun Literacy Council Shelter House United Community Ministries United Methodist Community Outreach Program of Roanoke The Up Center Wisconsin: ArtWorks for Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club of Dane County Pathfinders Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints Foundation Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 18,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit maximus.com.

"When we look at the broad national picture, we see overall patterns of stability in the national Human Needs Index. National economic indicators, like the poverty rate, SNAP, and WIC, also showed stability from 2015-2016," said Una Osili, Ph.D., Director of Research for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. "Nevertheless, pockets of persistent poverty remain throughout the country. Need is especially prevalent in western and Rust Belt states." In 2016, the states with the highest Human Needs Index values were Nevada (4.409), Wyoming (4.026), Pennsylvania (3.234), Alaska (2.195) and Arkansas (2.194). Regarding changes in need between 2015 and 2016, Wyoming, Minnesota and South Dakota showed the most dramatic increases. Looking at the past three years of data, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Kansas have remained among the 10 states with the highest level of need. From 2015 to 2016, the data revealed double-digit percentage increases in requests for medical assistance (payments for prescription medicine) in 18 places: Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Hawaii, Maine, Florida, Mississippi, Maryland, Alaska, Missouri, New Hampshire, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, South Dakota, Oregon and Washington, D.C. "The 43 million Americans still living in poverty must make choices every day – often between basic necessities like medicine or food," said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army. "We hope that the ground-level insights revealed in the most recent update of the HNI can assist policymakers and other social services providers to better care for the people who need our help the most." The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS. About the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women's Philanthropy Institute. Follow us on Twitter @IUPhilanthropy and "Like" us on Facebook. For more information, go to philanthropy.iupui.edu. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/western-and-rust-belt-states-experiencing-persistently-high-levels-of-need-for-basic-services-300460463.html

The Salvation Army Kroc Center has embraced this production by promoting a coat drive the week of the performances. "The story of Joseph and his coat is very close to our Salvation Army mission," said Major Rick Peacock, Senior Pastor and Executive Director of the Kroc Center. "We believe in supporting our community. The kids performing this amazing show, and those less fortunate who could use a donated coat on a cold night." Donations will be accepted in the Arts & Education building through Sunday, May 28th. Experience the magical musical, full of unforgettable songs, including 'Go Go Joseph', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Close Every Door' with us this May! About the Kroc Center The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center. The facility is open to members and the general public, and serves residents of East San Diego, La Mesa and Lemon Grove with a variety of quality programs for individuals of all ages.  Development of the Kroc Center was made possible by a $90 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. For more information about The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, please visit www.sd.kroccenter.org To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-salvation-army-kroc-centers-kroc-kids-jr-theatre-company-presents-joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat-300459382.html

A seasonal food service program and full complement of staff provides three healthy meals each day. Through a contract with the Department of Education Summer Food Service Program, free meals are provided to eligible children during all camping sessions. This federally funded Summer Food Service Program provides approximately 9% of the total Camp Allegheny and Retreat Center operating budget, which helps keep the costs at a minimum for those attending. Meals are provided regardless of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should contact the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. All children from households that receive food assistance through the DPA Pennsylvania ACCESS Card Program or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are eligible. The family size and income guidelines for free and reduced priced meals are as follows: For information on attending Camp Allegheny and Retreat Center or sponsoring a camper, contact your local Salvation Army Worship and Service Center or the organization's Youth Department at 412 446-1545. Camp Allegheny and Retreat Center can also be reserved in the off season for workshops, reunions or special events. Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 129 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to www.wpa.salvationarmy.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-life-changing-experience-for-western-pa-needy-kids--salvation-armys-camp-allegheny-gearing-up-for-summer-season-300464408.html

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, May 05, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Residents can drop off non-hazardous household waste, electronics recycling such as computers and televisions, appliances, metal, used household items for recycling from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the west parking lot of the high school. Shred-It will provide free on-site shredding for up to 100 pounds of documents per resident. The Salvation Army will be accepting gently used items for donation at Leonard Field Park near the covered bridge. "The Community Clean-Up Day is an important event each year to help keep our neighborhoods clean," said Cascade Township Supervisor Rob Beahan. "We have been able to expand this popular event by moving to a new location, which will enable us to offer more services to more residents." All traffic will enter from Ada Drive and exit to Hall Street. On-site volunteers will direct residents where to the various drop-off locations. Community Clean-Up Day is free and open to all residents of Ada and Cascade townships. Residents will be asked to show a photo ID for proof of residency. Items that cannot be accepted on this date include hazardous waste materials, shingles, tires, liquid waste, medical waste or propane tanks. Cascade and Ada townships will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, July 15. Residents of both townships can drop off unused or unwanted chemical waste at the Cascade Buttrick Station, 2990 Buttrick Ave. SE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chemicals such as weed killers, insect spray, antifreeze, gasoline, oil-based paint, wood preservatives, paint thinner, pool chemicals and deck cleaners will be accepted. Residents can also dispose of mercury thermometers and thermostats as well as fluorescent light bulbs. For more information about accepted items, call Ada Township Hall at 616.676.9191 or Cascade Township at 616.949.1500.

News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Church of Scientology Seattle hosted a World Civil Defense Day open house on Volunteer Ministers disaster response. Seattle’s Church of Scientology hosted a community open house this month to celebrate World Civil Defense Day. The event featured the Church’s disaster response work in Washington State as part of Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WAVOAD) whose mission is to foster more effective service to people affected by disaster through cooperation, coordination, communication and collaboration. The Volunteer Ministers program motto is “something can be done about it” and over the last four decades, Volunteer Ministers (VMs) from 120 nations have responded to more than 200 disasters, demonstrating how true that motto is. Identifiable by their bright yellow T-shirts or jackets, VMs first attend to the most immediate needs of the community and individual. Using their organizing skills they establish systems for distributing water, food and first aid in conjunction with local officials, first responders and on-site medical teams. Once the most crucial physical needs are handled, Volunteer Ministers then provide their unique “spiritual first aid”—Scientology assists—technology developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard that helps speed recovery by relieving the emotional and spiritual factors in stress and trauma. The program was held to forward the two purposes set by the International Civil Defense Organization (ICDO) for World Civil Defense Day: The president of Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and Service Extension/Emergency Disaster Services Director for the Salvation Army Northwest Division, Shaun Jones, was keynote speaker at the World Civil Defense Day event. He validated the Church of Scientology for its work with the state’s VOAD group: “I’ve seen VOAD in action in all kinds of different disasters and the positive thing about it is we’re all able to come together; we all talk the same language; we are able to really get down to the nuts and bolts of what the needs are out there. It’s a great organization to be part of and I’m glad the Church of Scientology’s there, and again, it’s awesome we are able to just fill a need when it comes up.” On behalf of The Salvation Army, Mr. Jones has worked for over 20 years responding to major disasters including 9/11, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, Haiti and state-wide disasters. In addition to his current position with Washington’s VOAD, he has been involved in VOADs in Oregon, Idaho and Montana. David Scattergood, Disaster Response Director for the Church of Scientology of Washington State, also addressed the audience, noting that Volunteer Minister training is available to anyone, anywhere, through free online Scientology Handbook Tools for Life courses in 19 subjects, including study tools, communication, marriage, parenting, dealing with stress, success in the workplace, achieving goals and disaster relief. The Volunteer Ministers program was launched more than 40 years ago, in response to an appeal by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Noting a tremendous downturn in the level of ethics and morality in society, and a consequent increase in drugs and crime, Mr. Hubbard wrote, “If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a Volunteer Minister and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and tolerance.”

News Article | April 20, 2017
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Earth Day approaches, Hanes, America’s No. 1 apparel brand, today announced that it is partnering with Give Back Box® to encourage consumers to “Give Back for Good” by reducing waste, giving their old clothes new life and helping those in need. Give Back Box is an online service that coordinates the shipping of gently used outerwear and shoe donations, along with other household items, to local charities across the United States. The service encourages consumers to fill boxes from online purchases – or any shippable box – with unwanted items, print a pre-paid label on the Give Back Box site and send to those in need. In celebration of Earth Day, Hanes will donate a package of underwear to The Salvation Army for every package its consumers ship via Give Back Box through www.hanes.com/givebackbox. The brand, which is also providing consumers who participate a 20 percent online discount, is supporting the Give Back for Good campaign through a robust influencer marketing and social media program. All content generated by the brand and bloggers include the hashtag #UnderwearOnUs to drive awareness of Give Back Box and Hanes’ pledge to contribute to the cause by donating up to 1,000 packages of underwear. Hanes is the largest – and flagship – brand of HanesBrands (NYSE:HBI), a worldwide apparel leader recognized for its environmental commitments and achievements, social responsibility and community philanthropy. “We’re proud of our culture of environmental and social responsibility established at HanesBrands during the past decade,” said Sidney Falken, HanesBrands’ chief branding officer. “We believe in being good stewards of the environment we share and the communities in which we operate. This partnership with Give Back Box helps us to do both while promoting the importance of recycling and taking care of those who need it most.” Give Back Box Founder and CEO Monika Wiela said, “We’re very proud to begin our partnership with Hanes. Knowing that the brand can be found in more than 80 percent of United States households helps Give Back Box reach even more people in our ongoing effort to positively impact both the environment and charities.” Give Back for Good is part of Hanes for Good, the company’s corporate social responsibility program that includes an emphasis on environmental stewardship. HanesBrands is unique in the apparel industry because it owns the significant majority of its manufacturing and supply chain operations. In 2016, the company was recognized by multiple organizations, including Newsweek Magazine, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, CDP, Corporate Social Responsibility Magazine and Ethical Corporation, for its environmental-footprint reduction efforts. For additional information on the Give Back for Good campaign, visit www.hanes.com/givebackbox. Hanes Hanes, America’s No. 1 apparel brand, is a leading brand of intimate apparel, underwear, sleepwear, socks and casual apparel. Hanes products can be found at leading retailers nationwide and online direct to consumers at www.Hanes.com. Hanes is a flagship brand of HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI). HanesBrands HanesBrands, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, L’eggs, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei, and Gear for Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. A member of the S&P 500 stock index, Hanes has approximately 68,000 employees in more than 40 countries and is ranked No. 448 on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies by sales. Hanes takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. The company is the only apparel producer to ever be honored by the Great Place to Work Institute for its workplace practices in Central America and the Caribbean, and is ranked No. 167 on the Forbes magazine list of America’s Best Large Employers. For eight consecutive years, Hanes has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star sustained excellence/partner of the year award – the only apparel company to earn sustained excellence honors. The company ranks No. 172 on Newsweek magazine’s green list of 500 largest U.S. companies for environmental achievement. More information about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community improvement achievements, may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate. Connect with HanesBrands via social media on Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc) and Twitter (@hanesbrands). Give Back Box® was founded in 2012 by Monika Wiela. The company has partnered with online retailers to make donating easier. Using Give Back Box®, anyone can donate items they no longer need to charity with ease and bring new life to their empty boxes. Donations go directly to nearby participating charitable organization using a free shipping label and empty box. Donation helps to support a variety of programs by various charitable organizations that create stronger families and communities.

For more information, contact 619.269.1430 or visit sd.kroccenter.org The USDA Summer Food Service Program Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like The Salvation Army Kroc Center, to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, and to find other approved sites, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer. About The Salvation Army Kroc Center The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center, made possible by a generous gift by the late philanthropist Mrs. Joan Kroc. The facility is open to members and the general public and provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery and community service. The Salvation Army Kroc Center's facilities, programs and services bridge the gap between potential and opportunity for children and adults, strengthen individuals and families, and enrich the lives of seniors. Visit sd.kroccenter.org for more information. *In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kids-eat-lunch-free-at-the-salvation-army-kroc-center-this-summer-thanks-to-usda-summer-food-service-program-300475418.html

Local church support includes Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, First Institutional Baptist Church, Tanner Chapel AME Church, Elevate Christian Church, Greater Bethel AME Church and Fountain of Life House of Worship. Sponsors include Crescent Crown Distributing, Chase Bank, APS, UPS, SRP, AP & Associates LLC, State Farm, HMS Host, Aetna, Bob's Bikes, Santa Barbara Catering, Hegg's Auto Group, Food City, A to Z Distribution, Scottsdale Maserati, Arizona Community Foundation, PLS Financial, Allstate Self Storage, and others. Special guests include Jonathan W. Lines, Arizona Republican Party chairman; Mesa Airlines Chair & CEO Jonathan G. Ornstein; and Scottsdale Police Chief Alan G. Rodbell. The Arizona Black and Hispanic chambers of commerce are supporting the event, along with the Greater Phoenix Urban League, Helios Foundation, 100 Black Men of Phoenix Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Maricopa County Branch of the NAACP. About Checkered Flag Run Foundation. Checkered Flag Run Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 established in 2014 with a mission to provide diverse educational programs that impact students and veterans. Access to quality educational opportunities ensures the investment in every student and veteran to cross the "finish line." Visit www.cfrf.org. About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.  Visit www.salvationarmyphoenix.org.

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