Hearts for Hope – Press Release


LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA/SYLMAR ( February 2017) On Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Union Rescue Mission (URM) and the Hearts for Hope Committee will host their 8th annual Hearts for Hope GalaOn the Trail of Hope” at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village to raise awareness and funds for URM’s Hope Gardens Family Center (HGFC). Our Emcee for this year’s Western chic event is none other than the fabulous Alfonso Ribeiro current host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” We are honored to have to have performances by vocal powerhouse country singer Annie Bosko, and the talented young up and coming singer Oliva Kay.

“We will be so honored by your presence at this talent & celebrity-filled evening as you join with others to make a life-long impact in the lives of precious moms & children experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.” Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of URM.

This evening is made possible by our sponsors and we are so grateful for Lisa and Tim Sloan, Bank of California, U.S. Bank, Herbalife, World Oil Corp, Malibu Presbyterian, California Resource Corporation, Paul and Lee Shoop, Manuel and Marti Gonzalez, Nestle, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Watt Companies

Media Photo Opportunities:    Red Carpet/Reception – 5:30pm-7:30pm
                                                            Dinner & Entertainment- 7:30pm-10:00pm


About URM
URM is the largest missions of its kind in America — bringing help and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. URM provides comprehensive emergency and long-term recovery services to our guests to help them escape the dangerous streets of Skid Row and transition from homelessness to independent living.

About URM’s Hope Gardens Family Center
Nestled in the foothills of the Angeles national forest, HGFC offers a peaceful setting and transitional living to moms, children, a number of single women and permanent supportive housing to senior women.  In addition to food and shelter, HGFC offers the real help women need to escape homelessness forever, long-term rehabilitation programs, job training, counseling, training and encouragement.

CONTACT: Kitty Davis-Walker             or                Alexandra Monsibaez
(213) 673-4585 or (213) 507-5562                            (213)673-4882 or (213)200-1758
VP of Public Relations                                                 PR Coordinator
kwalker@urm.org                                                        amonsibaez@urm.org

For event details and/or tickets contact Karmen Herring (213)347-6311 or kherring@urm.org

Twitter: @URM
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