This is the 3rd year.
More than $1 million dollars in goods and services, in a single day, through food, clothing, job counseling, dental check-ups, haircuts, family portraits, a kids carnival and much more is what you can expect if you attend the Poverty Free Day, Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Frederick Fairgrounds. The Convoy of Hope will be in town. "Another important part of this that is just amazing, volunteerism. Last year we had over 2400 volunteers who gave up their whole Saturday to just sit there and help people," said Michael Betteridge, spokesman.
A free lunch will be provided. "There's popcorn, all kinds of entertainment for the kids, and it's free. Just come and bring the whole family and see what it means to be a community of giving," continued Betteridge.
Convoy of Hope, is a faith based organization founded in 1994, with a driving passion to feed the world through community outreaches, children's feeding initiatives, disaster response and partner resourcing.
The gates at the Frederick Fairgrounds will open at 10:00 a.m. (rain or shine).
A rally is taking place Friday evening at Thomas Johnson High School for those interested in volunteering. It begins at 7:00 p.m.