Channel 6's Tom Sorrells to Emcee A Celebration of Hope Gala

Emmy-award winning meteorologist to emcee Orlando gala in 2014 for Food For The Poor.
Tom Sorrells, of WKMG Channel 6, will serve as master of ceremonies at the Orlando gala.

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 16, 2014) – Tom Sorrells, an Emmy award-winning meteorologist for WKMG Channel 6, will serve as master of ceremonies for Food For The Poor’s  A Celebration of Hope gala in Orlando on Saturday, Sept. 13. The 15th annual event will feature dining, music, dancing, and a live house rally.

A Celebration of Hope gala attendees will be invited to help build critically-needed houses for families in Manneville, Haiti, during the charity’s live house rally. For additional information regarding A Celebration of Hope gala, sponsorship levels, and tickets, available at $175 per person, please call 1-888-404-4248 or visit

Dr. Lynne Nasrallah, who serves on the Food For The Poor Board of Directors and as the gala’s Chairwoman, has traveled to Manneville several times on mission trips with Orlando-area residents. They have seen firsthand the community’s deplorable living conditions, and met the families who rely on their voices to raise money to construct safe, permanent two-room houses with sanitation and access to water.

The gala’s presenting sponsor is Rosen Shingle Creek and Rosen Hotels & Resorts. Gala sponsors include Almar Travel, Greenburg Trauig, Central Florida Marriott Business Council, PTE Productions and S1-Safety 1st Drug Testing.

A Celebration of Hope gala executive committee members include Anibal and Maritza Beltran, Shoshana Cohen, Cynthia Hawkins, Patty Holland, Rebecca James, Marie Morales Johnson, Anis Khalaf, Kathy Kinchla, Brad Levine, Bernadette McComb, Rob and Elizabeth O’Brien, and Ryan Shaughnessy. Additional committee members include Linda Bonnewitz, The del Campo Family, Janice Chong, Trevor and Freda Dieffenthaller, Jason Gingras, Laura McDonald, Paul Mylod, Nicole Nasrallah, Lisa Padilla, Nancy Padilla, Patricia Perfito, Anne Pinkosh, The Santana Family, Kelly Wilkes, Holly Wilson, and Jean and Donna Wilson.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry 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 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit

Jennifer Leigh Oates

Food For The Poor
Public Relations Associate
954-427-2222 x 6054