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    Foundation extends invitations for hundreds of disadvantaged Americans to join festivities

    Stafford Foundation Announces 'People's Inaugural Project' at Washington's Historic JW Marriott - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stafford Foundation, a private foundation committed to helping underserved, marginalized and distressed individuals, has announced its unprecedented inauguration celebration plans at The JW Marriott Washington, D.C. hotel, located between the Capitol and the White House.

    "Our foundation is thrilled about the unprecedented opportunity to bring Americans of every walk of life together for a momentous celebration," said Earl W. Stafford, Sr., who founded the Stafford Foundation in 2002. "We are committed to giving the underserved a chance to prosper and thrive, and these events will offer them a front-row seat to our nation's historic celebration in downtown Washington."

    Thanks to the foundation's $1 million investment, participants will attend the events and stay at the JW Marriott free of charge. A third of the tickets for all the Stafford Foundation events will be distributed to hundreds of marginalized Americans who have demonstrated a positive example by embodying hope and facilitating change in their communities. The Marriott will serve as the central point to welcome the group of diverse people who come to celebrate America's new president.

    Mr. Stafford added, "The People's Inaugural Project offers the underprivileged in our society a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come to our nation's capital and join in the watershed inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. It's a historic investment for our foundation."

    The day's events will include:

    -- Prayer Breakfaston the morning of January 19, which will
    provide hope and prayer for our country, its financial
    stability, our troops in battle and especially President-elect
    Barack Obama.

    -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon on the afternoon of January
    19, which will celebrate the realization of Dr. Martin Luther
    King's inspirational vision.

    -- The People's Inaugural Ball on the evening of January 20, which
    will bring together citizens from all walks of life.

    -- The Inaugural Youth Ball on the evening of January 20, which
    will allow the next generation of Americans to celebrate this
    historic event.

    The Stafford Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 to help improve and lift up the lives of underprivileged citizens in America. They are focused on helping those who are marginalized and underserved in society, to help themselves and, in turn, help others. The Foundation is committed to all individuals regardless of race, religion, culture, nationality or ethnicity.

    SOURCE The Stafford Foundation

    (according to ABCNews 1/3 of the people in attendance at the innaguration will be wounded Iraq War veterans)

    What a an AMAZING human being to do something so selfless. :clap2: :clap2:

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