Press Release (ePRNews.com) - MIAMI - Feb 07, 2017 - Just a few days ahead of the season-ending FORD EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Motor Speedway, The Joey Logano Foundation (JLF) awarded Joshua’s Heart Foundation (JHF) a grant in the amount of $10,000, for his efforts to end hunger in communities locally and around the world. The award was part of a giving event sponsored by JLF at the Publix Supermarket, located at the Oasis Plaza in Homestead, Fl., and benefitting Joshua’s Heart.
The event, organized by Joshua’s Heart, was hosted by WSVN-7’s Lorena Estrada, who enlisted the aid of longtime partners, Start Off Smart (SOS) who assisted in identifying qualifying families and the Homestead Police Department, along with their Rangers, who volunteered their time and efforts to help enrich the lives of 100 families in need for the holidays. Joshua, his family, the JHF volunteers and the JLF are grateful for the Publix managers and employees, Homestead Police Department, SOS and all the other volunteers who immersed themselves in the project to make this a fulfilling and rewarding experience for all involved. All the recipient families loved the shopping experience which allowed them to choose what they wanted, using an $80 Publix gift card at the popular supermarket’s Oasis Plaza store.
All the families in attendance received
Ø $50 gas gift card from Shell, a sponsor of JLF
Ø A holiday pie from Publix
Ø A coupon for Coca Cola products
Ø A coupon for a meal at chipotle
Ø Kids received teddy bear from NASCAR foundation
Ø A Joey Logan souvenir shopping bag.
This event is part of the Joey Logano Foundation’s initiative to empower charities making great strides in NASCAR race markets across the country, which is executed during the 10 weeks of the Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup. The event was the last in a series of giving events sponsored by the JLF and the final event leading up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead Motor Speedway.
The program objectives are as follows:
Raise awareness to help non-profit organizations prosper in our racing communities
Allow positive change to occur by supporting organizations with the necessary financial resources
Create an opportunity for our fans and partners to take action for causes they can support
Encourage the charities to continue offering second chances for those in need
“In life, sometimes bad things happen to good people. An opportunity for a restart can make all the difference.” – Joey Logano
“With ‘Food Insecurity’ being so prevalent among the poor working class and communities living below the poverty level, recipient families were treated to holiday groceries for the holidays” said Joshua Williams.
Joshua’s Heart Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that empowers, needy people to improve their quality of life. The foundation was founded by a four-and-a-half-year-old boy by the name of Joshua. His heart conceived a passion for assisting those who struggle daily to procure food for basic survival. The focus of his vision is to “Stomp out Hunger” in indigent and underprivileged communities, as well as from among those who battle debilitating diseases that affect their ability to earn enough to feed themselves. For more information about Joshua’s Heart Foundation, our local events or how to get involved, please contact us at 305.788.8295. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website at www.joshuasheart.org
Joey Logano Foundation’s mission is to inspire and assemble the NASCAR community to assist those across the nation who are in need of a second chance due to natural or human disaster. The Joey Logano Foundation partners with other organizations to provide comfort and relief to those in need after such unforeseen circumstances. Learn how you can help make a difference by visiting www.joeyloganofoundation.com Source :
Joshua's Heart Foundation