BlueYouth Berries to Host ‘Pick Berries for
Kids’ Event on Saturday, April 21,

to Provide Scholarships to Send Needy Children to
Summer Camp

Half of proceeds from U-pick berry sales, 8:30 a.m. and
noon, will benefit The Salvation Army’s summer camp program.


BlueYouth Berries, Inc., of Odessa, Fla., will host a “Pick Berries for Kids” event to benefit The Salvation Army Tampa Command’s Summer Camp program. Half of all proceeds from the sale of blueberries picked at the BlueYouth farm on Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, will be used to send needy and at-risk local children to camp this summer. The Salvation Army will send hundreds of children from the Tampa Bay area for a week of fun and fellowship to Camp Keystone Heights, Fla., and dozens more to a local summer day camp, at no cost to their families.

“We are grateful to BlueYouth Berries for offering to help us raise funds to provide scholarships for summer camp during their annual blueberry harvest,” said Major Dan Heard, commander for The Salvation Army of Tampa. “Each year, thousands of children across the country attend Salvation Army summer camps at no cost to their parents.  Time spent at camp can be a life-changing experience for kids. It can instill feelings of self-worth, open up the world and offer these kids hope for the future.”

The Salvation Army mobile canteen unit, which is used for relief efforts during disasters, will be available for tours. For more information, visit

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012 – 8:30 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: BlueYouth Berries – 8201 Cosme Road, Odessa, FL 33556 (near Gunn Highway)

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Media Contacts:

Moira Hinson, Director of Development, The Salvation Army, 813.224.9119

Carleen Gunter, BlueYouth Berries, 813-765-0103,

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