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Henderson encourages residents to help the Boy Scouts help Community Ministries

Tuesday November 9, 2010

For immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Boy Scouts throughout Metro Louisville have two busy Saturdays ahead. This coming Saturday, they will hand out reminders about a special food collection drive on the following Saturday to help Community Ministries in the community.

“This is a wonderful effort by young people who want to help those in need for the upcoming holiday season,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). “The Association of Community Ministries in all areas will be helping many families with basic essentials, especially food.”

Scout Troops will fan out across Metro Louisville to remind everyone of the event on November 13thth. The Scouts are asking that everyone donate a canned good or non perishable item for the food drive. The items collected by the scouts on November 20th will be taken to the respective Community Ministries in their area.

Specific items of need: canned meats, stews, & other "hearty" foods, as well as canned vegetables & fruits.

“This food drive becomes important when you consider that the Southwest Community, South Louisville Community and Shively Area Ministries are serving more than 5,000 people a month,” says Henderson. “And those are just three of 15 ministries handling the needy.”

To learn more about the needs of the Association of Community Ministries go to their web site at http://www.louisvilleministries.org/index.php

Sponsor:
Bob Henderson (D) 14