Don Moen, Food For The Poor Team Up to Build Homes

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 20, 2011) –Christian music artist Don Moen is sharing his talents with the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor so that homes can be built for those who have no shelter. His upcoming six-city Canadian tour will kick off on May 30.

Christian music artist Don Moen walks through a tent city near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in July 2010.

This isn’t the first time the artist has collaborated with the charity. In 2004, he traveled to Jamaica and was moved to partner on homebuilding. Then in 2010, after the earthquake in Haiti, he visited Port-au-Prince and an area in Cap-Haitien called Shada, and came back to the United States inspired to change lives.

"I've seen firsthand the work being done through Food For The Poor bringing hope, comfort, and encouragement in tangible ways to those who need it so desperately,” said Moen, a singer, songwriter and worship leader. “I'll never forget the look on the faces of the people who were given keys to a new home and a new life, thanks to Food For The Poor."

Since the earthquake, Food For The Poor has built more than 2,000 permanent two-room homes in Haiti. With more than 800,000 people still living in tents and other temporary structures, the need remains great. Food For The Poor can build a house in Haiti for $3,200.

“God has given Don Moen a great talent for singing and songwriting, and Food For The Poor is blessed that he has chosen to help us in our mission,” said Samantha Mahfood, Executive Director of Food For The Poor Canada. “We hope to be able to build many more homes as a result of this partnership.”

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Date City Venue
Monday, May 30, 7 p.m. Edmonton

North Pointe Community Church

14025 - 167 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T6V 1J5

Tuesday,  May 31, 7 p.m. Calgary

First Assembly Church

6031 Elbow Dr. SW

Calgary, AB T2V 1J4

Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m. Vancouver

Broadway Church

2700 East Broadway

Vancouver, BC  V5M 1Y8

Friday, June 3, 7 p.m. Winnipeg

Calvary Temple

400 Hargrave Street

Winnipeg, MB R3B 3A8

Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m. Ottawa

Cedarview Alliance Church

2784 Cedarview Road

Ottawa, ON K2J 4J2

Sunday, June 5, 7 p.m. Toronto

Queensway Cathedral

1536 The Queensway

Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1T5


Food For The Poor, the third-largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Kathy Skipper
Food For The Poor
Public Relations Director
954-427-2222 x 6614
kathys@foodforthepoor.com