For more information contact:
Fr. Justin Mathews
Executive Director & CEO
FOCUS North America Partners with Troy and Theodora Polamalu to Tackle Poverty
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 22nd, 2009 – Kansas City, MO
FOCUS North America Board Member, Theodora Polamalu, and her husband Troy, two-time Super Bowl Champion, have partnered with FOCUS North America on the “Tackle Poverty with the Polamalu Family” campaign.
Troy and Theodora realize the great need in North America and are dedicated to doing something about it. Recognizing that the poor, needy and suffering are living icons, they choose to venerate them with love and compassion by living out the gospel as related in Matthew 25 to the fullest extent.
Theodora said, “What inspired us to become involved with FOCUS is the commitment to the poor domestically, from an Orthodox perspective.” She further says that, “FOCUS implements unconditional love and a genuine interest in each individual that is served so that by God’s mercy, people are being exposed to Christ’s Church, Christ’s Holy Apostolic Church, every time they are received by FOCUS.”
Fr. Justin Mathews said, “FOCUS North America is blessed to have the Polamalu family on its team. They are extremely compassionate and amazingly zealous in their desire to support FOCUS North America and its ministry to the poor here at home. Our prayer is that all of America, but especially the Faithful, will accept the invitation of the Polamalus to join with them in supporting this vital ministry to our most needy neighbors. Every gift makes a difference.”
Recently you likely received in the mail more information about this campaign. Theodora and Troy have also done a radio interview and podcast about "Tackling Poverty with the Polamalu Family" Campaign on Come Receive the Light, a nationally syndicated radio program, and on the Ancient Faith Presents podcast.
Look also for the "Tackling Poverty with the Polamalu Family" poster that will be sent to your local Orthodox Church soon.
This Lent please join the Polamalu family in serving the poor, needy and suffering here at home through FOCUS North America.
For your convenience, you can give online directly to this campaign at tacklepoverty.org.
FOCUS North America and its programs are committed to serve those in need, support Orthodox Christian social action ministries and supply parishes and others with the education, resources and training to initiate social action ministries in their own communities. In all of this, it continues in the work of Restoring Living Icons.
FOCUS North America is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Donations can be made online atwww.FOCUSNorthAmerica.org or checks can be made out to “FOCUS North America” and sent to: PO Box 871578 Kansas City, MO 64187-1578