Friday webcast to build support, awareness for America's homeless

Contact: Nicole Daniels
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To promote National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) is partnering with i58:10 Media to produce the Hope to the Hungry webcast Nov. 19.

Live from Union Gospel Mission (Portland, Ore.), the 12-hour webcast will feature inspirational stories of transformed lives, and interviews with rescue mission workers and supporters. AGRM business partner i58:10 Media is coordinating and testing the webcast.

“The goal is to garner awareness and raise funds to help feed, shelter and care for those who are homeless and needy in communities across America,” said AGRM President John Ashmen.

During the webcast, several individuals will testify to the practical help and spiritual hope they encountered at rescue missions. Some time will also be devoted to Christian music artists Tenth Avenue North, Addison Road, Matt Maher, and Echoing Angels; and speakers including Ashmen and Jan Marshall, director of women’s ministries at Portland Rescue Mission in Oregon.

Several AGRM missions are promoting it through their social media networks, local donors and communities. If this year’s online event is successful, AGRM will plan a 2011 webcast to benefit member missions that choose to participate.

For more information about the webcast, visit

Founded in 1913, AGRM represents about 275 rescue missions in major metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. AGRM exists to proclaim the passion of Jesus toward the hungry, homeless, abused and addicted; and to accelerate quality and effectiveness in member missions. More information about AGRM is available at

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