Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund – Governor to tour Adult Detox Center to highlight need for donations

Who:
Gov. Gary R. Herbert
Pamela Atkinson

What:
The governor, accompanied by Pamela Atkinson, will highlight one of the many service organizations in Utah that receive funding through the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. They will also highlight how Volunteer of America (VOA) and other organizations use the donated funds to make a critical and direct impact on the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

When:
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. Gov. Herbert will tour facility
2:45 p.m. Gov. Herbert will meet with service recipients (two adults and a family)
3:00 p.m. Brief statements from Pamela Atkinson and Gov. Herbert
3:20 p.m. Media availability for recipients of the fund

Where:
Volunteers of America Adult Detoxification Center, 252 West Brooklyn Avenue (1025 South), SLC, UT 84101

Why:
Utahns have the opportunity to support the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund through donations on their 2014 tax form this tax season. All donations to the fund go directly to service organizations statewide that provide vital services and assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Visuals:
Tour of the detoxification center
The governor sitting down with service recipients
The governor checking off donation box on a large cardboard sign