RCS Pinellas to Host Legislative Luncheon

Help & Hope for People in Need

RCS Pinellas is hosting a Legislative Luncheon on July 17 at 11 a.m. at Mt Olive A.M.E. Church. RCS Pinellas President and CEO Kirk Ray Smith will discuss the organization’s response to the housing and homeless crisis facing Pinellas County, in addition to addressing the mission’s vision and directionality moving forward.

“Having ongoing and meaningful conversations with local lawmakers is often overlooked by some nonprofits and other charities. In many cases, this is due to a mythical perception that says given our tax-exempt status, we cannot engage government officials individually and/or collectively on issues that are important to us. While it’s not a best practice to publically endorse any single person or political position using the organization’s resources or platform, it is however, a healthy practice to seek opportunities to share mission, vision and directionality with decision makers on a consistent basis; our legislative luncheon gives us a chance to do just that,” says Kirk Ray Smith, President & CEO of RCS Pinellas.

The RCS Legislative Luncheon will be held at Mt Olive A.M.E. Church’s Ancestral Hall, 600 Jones St, Clearwater, Florida 33755. This free event runs from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with RCS President and CEO. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by July 3 to Lauren Misa at lauren.misa@rcspinellas.org or 727-482-1911.

RCS Pinellas has provided help & hope to people in need for 50 years. RCS’s mission is to feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency, and empower survivors of domestic violence. Over 130,000 Pinellas County individuals are served annually with dignity to accomplish this mission at the RCS Food Bank, the RCS Grace House, The Haven of RCS, and the RCS Thrift Store.

For more information on RCS, visit www.rcspinellas.org or call 727-584-3528.

 503 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Clearwater, FL 33756

For other non-profit charities that help in our Destination Tampa Bay community consider reading our Helping Hands section and this story on Habitat Pinellas.

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