Friday, November 21, 2014

FREE 3rd Annual Detroit Red Carpet Backyard BBQ at Masonic Temple - SATURDAY 11/22

Shumake Family and Friends Foundation Aims to feed 10,000 of Detroit’s Homeless Community this Holiday Season...

With over 20,000 homeless citizens in the city of Detroit, Shumake Family and Friends Foundation will kick off the 2014 holiday season with their 3rd Annual Detroit Red Carpet Backyard BBQ for the Homeless and Hungry on November 22nd.

The event is free and open to the public from 11 AM – 5 PM.

Taking place at the historic Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201, this one day event will once again provide meals for up to 10,000 low-income and homeless citizens in the Detroit and Metro-Detroit communities.

As an official National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week event, The Detroit Red Carpet Backyard BBQ aims to put an end to Homelessness and Hunger by providing healthy, hot-cooked meals prepared by Celebrity Chef, Jeff Toney, distribute blankets from Radio One's "Warm Detroit" Blanket Drive, provide live entertainment, human service agency vendors, and health screenings.

“With the negative publicity surrounding Detroit as a "bankrupt City", through this event, we’ve seen the exact opposite represented. There is unlimited wealth and prosperity that exists in the hearts and spirits of Detroiter's. That is what the Detroit Red Carpet Backyard BBQ is all about. It embodies the spirit of Detroit,” said Robert Shumake, Chair of the Shumake Family Friends Foundation and Event Founder.

Hosted by world-renowned Comedian Horace H.B. Sanders, this event is one the entire family can enjoy. Joining Horace, the event will also feature appearances and live performances by other VIPs including Grammy & Stellar Award Winner Dorinda Clark Cole. The dynamic DPS All City High School Marching Band will also perform. Other distinguished guests scheduled to attend include, Trinidad & Tobago Ambassador, Dr. Neil Parsan and Councilwoman Brenda Jones. Year-after-year community leaders, citizens and avid supporters of Detroit, continue to be eager to partake in such a rewarding cause.

“We are excited to give back to the people of this great city and appreciate what the organizers of the Detroit Backyard BBQ are doing to make our city's homeless population feel special and cared for," said Reginald Humphries, Senior Manager within General Motors Supplier Diversity division.



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