Volunteers of America partnering with Red Wings to ‘Strike Out Poverty’

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Starting this month, Volunteers of America (VOA) is partnering with the Rochester Red Wings in an effort to "Strike Out Poverty".

The campaign raises funds for services including emergency shelter for homeless families, supportive housing for seniors and veterans and early education programs for at-risk children.

This year, the campaign is being sponsored by Citizens.

Every time a Red Wings pitcher strikes out an opposing hitter, a donation will be made to the VOA to support its services.

On Friday, VOA’s president and CEO will throw the first pitch during the game at Frontier Field.

Donations can be made by texting STRIKE to 366283.

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