Liberty Tax Service Partners with Stop Hunger Now to Help Haitian Relief Effort with Customer Incentives


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For Immediate Release
January 18, 2010


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Liberty Tax Service Partners with Stop Hunger Now to Help Haitian Relief Effort with Customer Incentives

(Virginia Beach VA)  Participating Liberty Tax Service offices will make a donation for every tax return prepared to Stop Hunger Now’s immediate relief efforts for the crisis in Haiti.  Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization co-founded by Liberty’s CEO and Founder John Hewitt is engaged in response efforts with its partners in Haiti to fulfill the immediate vital needs of the Haitian people.

There are a number of ways that individuals and corporations can make a difference, and make it quickly through Stop Hunger Now.  Those interested in contributing monetary donations for the Haitian relief effort through Stop Hunger Now can visit the Liberty Tax Web site at and click on this link:

Stop Hunger Now is accepting large in-kind donations including bottled water, food, medical and other life saving items at its warehouse locations.  The Norfolk, Virginia location is a prime location with easy port access, and will be a focal point for Haitian in-kind donations and relief efforts.  In addition, volunteer manpower and support is needed for Operation Sharehouse food packaging and other activities at Stop Hunger Now warehouses.

“The generosity of the American public is amazing, and there are many ways that companies as well as individuals can make a dramatic difference for the victims of this catastrophe,” said John Hewitt, CEO of Liberty Tax Service. “With tax season now underway, it’s Liberty’s prime time to offer ongoing support and initiatives for Stop Hunger Now, an organization that’s always mobilized to get on the ground floor of international aid.”

John Hewitt’s personal mission is to end world hunger in his lifetime.  In 1998, Hewitt and Reverend Ray Buchanan launched a world crusade against hunger by founding Stop Hunger Now, a non-profit 501(c) (3) international relief organization headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Since its inception, Stop Hunger Now has provided over $56 million dollars worth of direct aid and 18 million meals to more than 70 countries worldwide.  Its Operation Sharehouse program involves the packaging of nutritious high protein, dehydrated meals at the cost of 25 cents per meal.  Operation Sharehouse is a very efficient system that utilizes volunteer muscle and cost-effective methods to get food and life-sustaining items to people in need as soon as possible. 

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Stop Hunger Now
4575 Progress Road, Suite C
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757.858.8080
Fax: 757.858.8850

Stop Hunger Now-Main Office
2501 Clark Avenue
Suite 301
Raleigh, NC 27607-7213
Phone: 919.839.0689
Toll Free: 888.501.8440
Fax: 919.839.8971