FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  April 11, 2007       
CONTACT: Adolfo Benavides 361.825.2769; Brittany Hardy 361.765.9726; or Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337

The Honors Macroeconomics Principles Class at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Metro Ministries
Proceeds from ‘Fight Poverty’ campaign to be donated to Metro Ministries

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WHO:  The Honors Macroeconomics Principles Class at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Metro Ministries
WHAT: Fight Poverty in Corpus Christi Dinner and Silent Auction
WHEN:   Monday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: University Center, Lone Star Ballroom

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Sean-Michael Hazuda, chief executive officer of Metro Ministries, will be the keynote speaker at the first “Fight Poverty in Corpus Christi” dinner and silent auction Monday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.
           
The dinner, sponsored by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University’s honors macroeconomics principles class, is the highlight of a week of events drawing attention to the plight of the city’s homeless and working poor. Dinner will consist of a soup kitchen meal of stew and bread. Among the items available at the silent auction will be a “Selena” poster autographed by actress Jennifer Lopez, star of the movie about the life of the late Tejano singer and Corpus Christi native.

Tickets are $5 for University students with Sandollars ID and $10 for general admission. All proceeds will benefit Corpus Christi Metro Ministries.

For 25 years, Metro Ministries has cared for the chronically homeless and working poor of Corpus Christi. As part of its continuing efforts to improve community services, Metro Ministries is constructing a $1.8 million facility that will serve as the new home for the Loaves & Fishes free cafeteria and Rainbow House for women and children.