FORT WORTH, TEXAS, January 25, 2015 –Samaritan House CEO Norbert White invites the community to attend the second annual OPEN DOORS TO HOPE event, Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7 p.m. at Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Hwy. The informative and entertaining evening includes dinner, silent and live auction and much more. Tickets for the event are $125 per person or $1250 per table. Sponsorship opportunities are available. All proceeds from the event support the critical programs and services provided by this stand- alone agency to individuals and families living with major health issues which have led to homelessness.

Keynote speaker is Larry James, CEO of CitySquare, a Dallas agency which has been serving the poor and homeless in Dallas since 1988 and is nationally recognized. He is known in the business, faith, and media communities as a social entrepreneur and committed servant to those in his community. His most recent book, The Wealth of the Poor shows how valuing every neighborhood individual restores hope to a city.

Singer, songwriter and actress, Jennifer Nickerson will Emcee the event. She regularly performs at American Airlines Center, Cowboy Stadium, The Ballpark in Arlington and other venues in the metroplex. She is known to many as the “girl next door” with a personality full of enthusiasm and optimism; her songs express the heart of the south mixed with inspiration and hope for better days ahead. She will keep the crowd energized and entertained.

Presenting Sponsor for the evening is George Fassett, CEO of THUMBTECHS, a computer management company. For over 20 years, THUMBTECHS has provided consistent and reliable IT services and consulting at an affordable, monthly flat rate. Fassett has supported Samaritan House through his sponsorships and in-kind computer management for many, many years believing in its mission of providing housing and services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, homelessness and other special needs.

About Samaritan House
As the only organization of its kind in Tarrant County, Samaritan House operates with the mission to create a supportive community providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and other special needs. Only through the support of the community can Samaritan House change lives, offer hope, and improve the future of men, women, and children who seek refuge at our facilities. The services are vital to Fort Worth and the surrounding community as we transition individuals and families from homelessness to hope and independence.


Contact: Christie Mosley-Eckler, Vice President of Development

Phone: (817) 509-4336

Cell Phone: (817) 691-0699

Fax: (817) 332-6409


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