Governor Herbert and Pamela Atkinson launch annual homelessness campaign

Utahns are encouraged to donate to help people struggling with homelessness; Funds go directly to service providers who serve the homeless community

What:
Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Pamela Atkinson will meet with Fourth Street Clinic service recipients, and then kick off the 2016 Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund tax season donation campaign.

Who:
Gov. Gary R. Herbert
Pamela Atkinson
Directors of homeless service organizations

Where:
Fourth Street Clinic
409 West 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

When:
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
11-11:45 a.m.

Visuals:

  • Gov. Gary R. Herbert demonstrating how to donate on a tax form
  • Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Pamela Atkinson meeting with individuals who have received homeless services
  • B-roll can be shot at Fourth Street Clinic after the event or on the previous day, Feb. 3, 1-3 p.m. (please contact Christina Davis at 801-638-8280)

Background:
The Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund receives non-tax deductible donations from individuals and businesses on their state tax form. All donations to the fund go directly to services organizations statewide that work with individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The annual tax campaign highlights the opportunity Utahns have to donate directly to the trust fund, which enables vital services and assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.