On October 29th, Chris Carney will be working with community volunteers in conjunction with
and the Meals-on-Wheels Program of the Sunbury-Northumberland Interfaith Council of Churches to support housebound senior citizens in and around Sunbury, Pa.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2005
CHRIS CARNEY TO PARTICIPATE WITH SUNBURY MEALS-ON-WHEELS
Democrat Embraces New Campaign Service Concept
Dimock, Pa.-Democrat Chris Carney, candidate for Congress Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional district, will participate in public service events organized by GoodWorks-PAC.org. On October 29, Carney will work in coordination with GoodWorks-PAC.org, local volunteers, and the Meals-on-Wheels Program of the Sunbury-Northumberland Interfaith Council of Churches to support housebound senior citizens in and around Sunbury, PA. Volunteers will gather at noon in the parking lot of the Sunbury Youth & Community Center (1200 N 7th St. Sunbury, PA 17801; at the intersection of Shikellamy Ave. and Memorial Dr.) by the baseball fields. For more information, see http://www.GoodWorks-PAC.org/PA10_1029
"Washington's attack politics are self-serving and do nothing to move American communities forward," said Carney. "With winter approaching, thousands of senior citizens will face record heating oil prices on fixed incomes. Our parents, our families, and our communities are seeing the results of Washington's failed energy policies. The time for action is now. We can all make a difference in our community by giving and volunteering our time to programs like Meals-On-Wheels."
"Government should be about people getting together and solving problems," said GoodWorks-PAC.org founder Eric Loeb. "Chris Carney understands that, and I am proud to be by his side serving the people of northeast Pennsylvania."
"I'm glad for anything that gets people out and helping our senior citizens," said Meals-on-Wheels program coordinator, Winnie Nemecek.
"We're seeing a real outpouring of support from congregations and citizens groups throughout the area," said Dan Saxton of the Sunbury Democratic Committee. "I think everybody understands the need to get back to basics and help our neighbors. I particularly want to thank the Central Susquehanna Citizens Coalition for their hard work on this event."
Andrew Eldredge-Martin, Carney for Congress, 570-575-9299, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Loeb, GoodWorks-PAC.org, 215-849-2737, email@example.com
Winnie Nemecek, Meals-on-Wheels, 570-286-3552
Dan Saxton, Sunbury Democratic Committee, 570-286-8017, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Chris Carney
Chris Carney lives in Dimock, Pa. with his wife, Jennifer, and their five children. As a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, Carney served multiple tours overseas and was activated for operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle. In addition, during the Bush administration, Carney served his country as a senior counterterrorism and intelligence advisor at the Pentagon. At Penn State Worthington-Scranton, Carney teaches courses in American government, foreign policy, intelligence, and terrorism.
For more information see http://www.carneyforcongress.com/
GoodWorks-PAC.org identifies and supports Democratic candidates who use community service events to highlight real solutions to real problems. GoodWorks-PAC.org organizes events and recruits volunteers in order to reconnect candidates to voters, highlight the real problems facing our communities, and demonstrate the Democratic Party's commitment to service and shared responsibility.
For more information see http://www.GoodWorks-PAC.org
About the Meals-on-Wheels Program of the Sunbury-Northumberland Interfaith Council of Churches
The meals-on-wheels program was founded by the Sunbury-Northumberland Interfaith Council of Churches in 1972 after the major flooding from hurricane Agnes. The Interfaith Council, comprised of 17 area churches, supports community service and volunteer activities throughout the year. The meals-on-wheels program serves 50 seniors one or two meals per day, Monday through Friday, with an entirely volunteer staff.