Real Life Superheroes to Distribute Packs of Hope to Help the Homeless of San Diego During San Diego Comic-Con 2011
Over 30 Men and Women Will Take The Lead In Making A Difference For Those
In Need Through This Community Outreach Program: H.O.P.E. 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA With San Diego Comic-Con as the backdrop, thirty-two men and women who are commonly referred to as Real Life Super Heroes (RLSH) will take to the streets and help the homeless through H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach Program Effect) 2011 - an event organized to provide assistance to those in need.
At 11 A.M. on Saturday July 23rd, these 32 “heroes” will gather at 16th Street at the Garfield High School parking lot to begin the distribution of over 200 backpacks full of life essentials to people living on the streets. These Packs of Hope will contain donated items including:
- 1 Bottle Sunscreen
- 1 Roll Toilet Paper
- 1 Flashlight (crank recharge)
- 1 Emergency Rain Poncho
- 1 Pair Sunglasses
- 1 Baseball Hat
- 1 Toothbrush
- 1 Tube of Toothpaste
- 5 Razors
- 1 Can Shaving Cream
- 3 Pair Socks
- 1 T-shirt
- 1 Sleeping Bag
- 1 Comb
- 1 Mini First Aid Kit
- 1 Stick Deodorant
- 1 Metal Drink Bottle
In addition, a mobile “food shelf “ will be on site to help people in the area who may need food, but have little or no money to pay for it.
“This will hopefully be the first in a series of events to be carried out every summer in San Diego,” said RazorHawk, the organizer and one of the RLSH from Minnesota who comes to San Diego Comic-Con annually. “Our goal is to have a number of similar outreach events happening throughout the country with the other RLSH Chapters at the same time we are doing this in San Diego and thus, creating a national event.”
The history of the H.O.P.E. event began during San Diego Comic-Con 2010 when a team of seven RLSH was brought together by a San Diego local hero, Mr. Xtreme, to distribute food and water to homeless people in this neighborhood. This small group of seven has now grown almost five fold and will continue this mission of serving the needy once again during this year’s Comic-Con.
The inaugural H.O.P.E. 2010 event is featured in the award winning HBO documentary Superheroes: A film by Michael Barnett which will also be screening at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival on July 23 and will have its world broadcast premiere on HBO on August 8, 2011.
“We hope that by doing this event we will bring the issue of homelessness to the attention of as many people as possible,” adds RazorHawk. “And hopefully through our efforts, we will be helping some of these good people in bad situations to exist a little more comfortably. I am a firm believer in Deeds Not Words!”