Beauty and the Backpacks -- Allegheny Valley Salvation Army Celebrates "Back
to School Bash" -- UnitedHealthcare Comes on Board
CARNEGIE, Pa., July 24, 2013
CARNEGIE, Pa., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to the legacy
of the late Paul Field, approximately 500 kids will be returning to school in
style. On Saturday, August 10^th, from 10:00 AM through 1:00 PM, Paul's
family, friends and some very generous volunteers are hosting "The Fifth
Annual Back to School Bash" for children from Natrona Heights, Natrona,
Brackenridge, Tarentum, Creighton, Russelton, Deer Lakes, Indianola, Rural
Ridge and Blaw Knox. "Paul Field had a heart for children and believed they
all deserved an equal chance in success," said Captain Rickie Armour, The
Salvation Army's Allegheny Valley Commanding Officer. Armour continued, "Paul
passed away in October of 2008 and his family felt that the 'Back to School
Bash' was the perfect way to honor his memory. We're delighted that
UnitedHealthcare is now joining forces with us to further enhance this
important community event."
"UnitedHealthcare is committed to helping people live healthier lives and we
are honored to partner with the Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Division
and the family of Paul Field to help ensure that those children most in need
not only have a healthy and fun start to the upcoming school year but also
receive the basic tools necessary to succeed in the classroom," said Heather
Cianfrocco, NE Region President .
Also supported by the Tarentum Auxiliary Eagles #699, The Salvation Army's
"Back to School Bash" is a three-hour fair providing free backpacks, courtesy
of United Healthcare and filled with school supplies from the Allegheny Valley
Salvation Army; free haircuts, provided by Bella Capelli Academy of Paul
Mitchell Hair Salon; dental screenings from the "Smiles" provided by Mobile
Dentist; delicious complimentary food provided by the Allegheny Valley
Salvation Army and distributed by The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster
Services canteen and volunteers; safety registry for children provided by the
Brackenridge Borough Police; a fire truck tour sponsored by the Pioneer Hose
company; and karate demonstrations from CS Kim Karate of Natrona Heights; and
vision screenings provided by March Vision. Also provided are popcorn, cotton
candy, sno-cones, games, educational activities, crafts, fun, and so much
more. Highlands School District and UnitedHealthcare will be onsite to
provide valuable educational information.
Children must be pre-registered. Applications will be taken Thursday July
25^th, Tuesday July 30^th and Thursday August 1^st, daily from 4:00 PM through
6:00PM. For more information, call the Allegheny Valley Salvation Army at
724-224-6310, extensions 2 or 4.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier
lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and
wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The
company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals,
employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with
780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and
other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40
million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth
Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in
London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126
countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves
thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To
learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto
www.salvationarmy-wpa.org. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for
the most people . . . in the most need.
SOURCE Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
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