Meals On Wheels Association of America Partners with AmericanTowns Network to Raise Awareness of Senior Hunger
ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 14, 2010) - The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is partnering with AmericanTowns Network (www.AmericanTowns.com) to increase awareness of the six million seniors in the U.S. facing the threat of hunger. AmericanTowns.com is the nation’s leading hyperlocal platform – an extensive online source for community information ranging from local news and events to volunteer opportunities.
“This new partnership will allow MOWAA to reach millions of people who may be interested in volunteering their time to help homebound seniors who are alone and at risk of hunger,” said MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden. “We thank our friends at AmericanTowns.com for their commitment to MOWAA’s mission of ending senior hunger in America by the year 2020.”
AmericanTowns.com reaches 250 million people across 15,000 towns and municipalities. The site attracts approximately three million unique visitors each month. One of its founding executives has close ties to Meals On Wheels.
“For the last 17 years, I’ve volunteered with this terrific organization, delivering meals to homebound seniors,” said AmericanTowns.com Co-President Jim Maglione. “Every week, I see firsthand the positive impact it has. That’s one reason AmericanTowns.com is so proud to partner with MOWAA. Together, we can do even more to improve our communities"
This month and until Mother’s Day, AmericanTowns.com will help spread the word about MOWAA’s “Meals for Moms” campaign. MOWAA has just launched its www.mealsformoms.org website where Internet users can send a free virtual flower bouquet to anyone in honor of elderly moms who are at risk of hunger and alone on the holiday. After Mother’s Day, AmericanTowns.com will encourage visitors to take MOWAA’s Pledge and add their names to the growing list of people who won’t tolerate senior hunger in America. Learn more about the Pledge by visiting www.mowaa.org/pledge.
About Meals On Wheels Association of America:
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWAA’s mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about MOWAA or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit the MOWAA website at www.mowaa.org.
AmericanTowns Network is the easiest way to find and share the best local information in every town in America. With its national platform serving over 15,000 towns and neighborhoods, AmericanTowns brings unprecedented expertise and technology to collecting, developing, and organizing the most relevant information for each individual community. AmericanTowns features continuously updated events, community group listings, local news/blogs/tweets, photos/videos and business services.
Currently, over 3 million individuals use AmericanTowns through web sites (accessible through www.AmericanTowns.com), mobile phones and social networks each month. With traffic doubling every six months, AmericanTowns is the fastest growing hyper-local digital media company in America. AmericanTowns Network is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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