Greetings, Dear Mission of Hope Friends;

We were recently blessed to have a NEW Scholarship Fundraiser Event for the Mission of Hope that was put together by our friends at Service Provider Group. We are very grateful for the time and hard work they put into making this event happen. We are also very grateful for the participation and support of our Mission of Hope Friends at Puleo\’s Grille for deeming us worthy. And a very special thank you to all of those who came out and supported this truly AWESOME Event.

Thanks for your friendship and support…and for all you do to help us extend True HOPE.

Sincerest Regards;
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission of Hope

\"\"Emmette Thompson (left), Executive Director of Mission of Hope accepts a check for Mission of Hope from Eric Yeager, General Manager of Puleo’s Grille

(Press Release)
Puleo’s Grille Donates to Mission of Hope’s Hope Scholars Fund Knoxville, Tennessee – July 30, 2012

As the start of another school year approaches, Eric Yeager, General Manager of Puleo’s Grille, presented a check for $1,000 for the Hope Scholars Fund to Emmette Thompson, Executive Director of Mission of Hope. Mission of Hope (MOH) is a Christian-based ministry that shares hope with those less fortunate in the rural Appalachia communities of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. The donation was part of the Feed Their Future fundraiser presented by fellow MOH supporter Service Provider Group earlier this summer. The amount was a portion of Puleo’s sales from the 3-day fundraiser.

“We are so excited to have Puleo’s Grille partner with us to provide our Appalachian
neighbors with hope for a brighter future,” says Thompson. As part of this program,
$2,500 tuition scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from each of the high
schools that students from the elementary schools served by Mission of Hope will

“We support Emmette’s conviction that education is the key that opens the doors to a
better life. Our managers and staff were proud to take part in this promotion and I’m
excited to say we’re already planning the next successful fundraiser,” says Yeager, who
manages the Puleo’s Grille Cedar Bluff location. “I’d like to add that the money we’re
donating is one way of giving back to the community that has been so supportive of our
restaurants over the years. We credit Mission of Hope’s supporters for showing their
support by dining at our restaurants and showing how much they believe in this

Puleo\’s Grille was founded in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2002 and is locally owned and
operated. The culinary creations come from a group of talented chefs at each of the locations. The unique concept offers a taste of fresh steaks and seafood with a flair of authentic Italian cuisine and a hint of Southern cooking. The number one goal at Puleo\’s Grille is making sure every Guest leaves 100% satisfied. Puleo’s Grille has five area locations: Alcoa, Cedar Bluff, Deane Hill at Morrell Drive, Merchants Road at Cedar Lane, Strawberry Plains. They have an additional location on Broad Street in Murfreesboro.

Service Provider Group, LLC (SPG) is an independent consulting and administrative
firm that partners with preferred provider companies to meet businesses’ payroll,
employee leasing, benefits and insurance needs. The company is headquartered in
Turkey Creek in Knoxville.

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