LIVE WORLD-WIDE TELETHON TO HELP FIGHT HOMELESSNESS AND BENEFITTHE LAS VEGAS RECUE MISSION DEBUTS LEADING UP TO THE BIG GAME

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Las Vegas Rescue Mission announced today that they will play host to the 1st Annual Alvin James, Approaching Life Under the Bridge Telethon on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, from The Chapel, at their Las Vegas Rescue Mission location. This groundbreaking special event will be hosted by actor, musician, and former NFL player Julian Horton, and is sponsored by Door2Door Anywhere.com. All proceeds from the on-line telethon will go directly to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission as they have been recognized for the impactful work they are doing in the Las Vegas area.

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://vimeo.com/910236902/36f170d396?share=copy

The Alvin James, Approaching Life Under the Bridge Telethon is the brainchild of musician / songwriter and Executive Producer McKinley Horton who wanted to take his passion for fighting homelessness in the US to the next level and at the same time, honor one of his mentors, the late Alvin James.

Alvin James inspired me to look deeply into myself and my desire to help those in need it in any way I could, and with his recent passing last fall, I decided that the time was right says Horton.

The concept Mr. Horton came up with was to create a meaningful live event that not only includes an array of entertainers, but to also focus on the great work local non-profits are doing and try to shed light on their great work , the staff and volunteers that they have , and help them raise funds to benefit their programs and increase the impact they have on those who rely on them and the services they provide.

We all know how hard it is for local non-profits that deal with the homeless and other members of the underserved communities nation-wide face when it comes to financial support, so we decided to make sure 100 percent of all proceeds go directly to the local non-profit so that they can do what they do best which is help the people who need it. Horton added.

The result of that thinking was to honor the non-profit that is selected by The Alvin James, Approaching Life Under the Bridge selection committee, to coincide with a time of year where everyone is focused on an annual event and there is no event bigger than the annual big game.

As a sports fan and the father of a former NFL player, the committee and I came up with the idea of doing our telethon during the week before the big game in the city that the big game takes place said Horton whose son , actor , musician and former NFLer , Julian Horton , will be one of the telethons host so its so great to be partnering with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, who the committee felt deserved the spotlight, for the amazing work we got to see first hand when we visited them

Las Vegas Rescue Mission CEO , Heather Engle is super supportive of the goals of the Alvin James, Approaching Life Under the Bridge Telethon and with the Las Vegas

Rescue Mission (LVRM ) as its partner , in what will now be an annual event with the 2nd Annual Telethon taking place in New Orleans site of the next Big Game , Engle and the staff at LVRM have also played a big role in getting the event off the ground.

Anytime we can get to share our mission statement with a wide audience we are always thankful and willing to help. This event will not only help people here in Las Vegas, but we hope to shed a brighter light on what we all know is as a major problem world-wide .We serve over 1,000 meals a day and have programs that not only deal with homelessness , but other important issues like addiction and mental health so we are very happy to be a part of this amazing event Engle noted

Door2Door Anywhere.com, one of the worlds leading transportation companies, led by CEO Rattan Joea, is the sole sponsor of this years event and as Joea explains, the brand couldnt be happier to be involved with the Alvin James, Approaching Life Under the Bridge Telethon for more than just brand exposure

For me and Door2Door Anywhere.com this isnt about brand exposure, its about helping people, which has always been a part of my personal brand as well as our DOOR2Door Anywhere identity. We transport people all over the world and have a real worldview of the issues humanity is facing so to be able to play a role in helping the homeless and other underserved members of communities everywhere is vital to me ..Our sponsorship of this 1st annual event is just the beginning of what we think will be a huge event going forward that will help people so we are all in and will be with the Telethon in Vegas this year, and then on to New Orleans next year , said Joea

Host Julian Horton, (whose acting credits include a featured role in the hit film, National Champions, along with TV credits on Tyler Perrys Bruh, Tough Love Atlanta, and others) didnt need to be recruited by his father, his desire and passion to help change the lives of those less fortunate started at an early age.

My passion has always been about helping those less fortunate than me I was lucky , Ive he had support throughout my life and I know how important it is to have that and when I see all the hurt , harm and pain going down on the streets these days as well as the struggle those without homes , support, and love face every minute of their livesI just cant sit back and act like it isnt there so Im asking EVERYONE out there to tune in

For more information about the live stream and to donate go to www.vegasrescue.org and click on the events tab for THE ALVIN JAMES, APPROACHING LIFE UNDER THE BRIDGE TELETHON

About the Las Vegas Rescue Mission: The Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM) was founded in 1970 by a pastor and six businessmen who had calling to help those who were homeless and hungry. Together, they secured a tiny storefront at 414 West Bonanza Road. By Gods grace, they provided sandwiches and drinks, along with mats and blankets for men to eat and sleep away from the elements.

LVRM is more than just a shelter, we stand as a beacon of hope. We continue to adapt to meet the needs of men, women, and their children in an ever-changing society.

Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets.

For more information about the live stream and to donate go to www.vegasrescue.org and click on the events tab for THE ALVIN JAMES, APPROACHING LIFE UNDER THE BRIDGE TELETHON

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