FREE “Summer of Abundance & Hope” Back-to-School Community Health Fair

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Popular Gospel Recording artist Joshua’s Troop to headline entertainment

WHAT: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center and Christ Universal Temple present “The Summer of Abundance & Hope” Back-to-School Community Health Fair & Gospel Concert to help families prepare for early school start in August. This free health fair will not only provide free back-to-school physicals, but also a variety of free health screenings for adults. Popular gospel recording artist Joshua’s Troop will headline a rousing and inspirational day-long line-up of gospel performers, including the Christ Universal Temple Ensemble, The Salvation Army Voices of Victory Choir and the Christ Universal Temple Praise Sensation. More than 1,000 families attended this event last year. Even more are expected this year for a fun-filled day in the park with expanded entertainment and activities. This event is fun for the entire family.

· Back-to-school physicals for kids
· Backpack and school supply giveaway (while supplies last)
· Carnival games and entertainment
· Blood pressure, diabetes, HIV testing for adults
· Gospel Music Concert featuring Joshua’s Troop, the Christ Universal Temple Ensemble, The Salvation Army Voices of Victory Choir and other local artists.
· Free food

WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2013
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
1250 W. 119th Street, Chicago

Background

The Kroc Center is a state-of-the-art community and social service facility in one of Chicago’s most underserved areas, a community center of unprecedented scope and size. The Kroc Center offers an array of education, sports, arts and support programs for people of all ages never before available in a single Chicago facility. For more information about The Kroc Center, visit www.kroccenterchicago.org.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is the largest social service organization in the world and the single largest direct provider of social services in Chicago and the state of Illinois. The Army operates 200 points of entry in neighborhoods across the greater Chicago area, providing disaster relief, shelter, meals, rehabilitation programs, child care and head start, senior services and more. On any given night, about 900 people are sleeping under a Salvation Army roof. In 2010, The Army celebrated 125 years of service in Chicago. The Salvation Army is there every day, 24-hours-a-day in Chicago and throughout the country providing disaster relief to people in crisis.

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