Helping America's most vulnerable.

Volunteers of America Family Shelter to benefit from wine-and-cheese fundraising event hosted by Fine Vines Cheese & Wines May 19

(Reno, Nevada) – The Volunteers of America Family Shelter, a safe haven for homeless families, is the beneficiary for “Friends of Friends,” a wine-and-cheese-tasting fundraising event set for 5 to 8 p.m. at Fine Vines Cheese & Wines, 6300 Mae Anne Ave, Reno, Nev.

“We all need to reach out and help those in need and this is our opportunity for all of us to come together and do that,” said Fine Vines co-owner Tom Stevenson.

Tickets for the event, which includes music by guitarist Joe Buonanno, and catering by chef Colin Smith, Hi Point Café and Peg’s Glorified Ham & Eggs, cost $30. They are available at Fine Vines Cheese & Wines, or by calling (775) 787-6300.

“We are excited to partner with local business owners who enjoy serving our community and this opportunity to share their unique talents in a way that will translate into shelter and other services for children and families right here in Northern Nevada,” said Volunteers of America Development & Community Relations Officer Sandy Isham.

Through thousands of human service programs nationwide, Volunteers of America helps nearly 2 million people in more than 400 communities.

Its ministry of service supports and empowers America’s most vulnerable groups, including former foster youth, seniors, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.

In its recent merger with ReStart Inc., Volunteers of America has expanded its range of services in Northern Nevada to include mental health and homeless prevention/rapid re-housing services.

For more information about Volunteers of America, go online at www.volunteersofamerica-nv.org, call 775.322.7143, or email sisham@voa-nv.org.

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Media contacts:

Sandy Isham, Volunteers of America Community Relations Officer

775.322.7143 (office); 775.560.7888 (cell); sisham@voa-nv.org