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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Organizers are gearing up for the annual Hope Fest.  It is an event that provides a number of donations and services for the homeless and people who are struggling to make ends meet.

This is the last minute push for donations, which can be dropped off at Kino Stadium, but on Saturday about 20,000 people will be here to pick up essentials and even get some health checks.

Hope Fest will benefit those who either have no insurance or are underinsured.  Participants will be able to get a variety of medical services, including dental and general check-ups for blood pressure and glucose levels, as well as pregnancy tests and HIV tests.   Flu shots will also be available.

Organizers want the public to know this is a ‘come as you are event'.  There will be no worry about bringing medical records or insurance information. There are also no income requirements, so anyone is welcome.

Another thing organizers would like the public to know is, there is no camping out for the main event. In past years camping out for Hope Fest has occurred, many arriving up to a week in advance, but this year that is not allowed.

The earliest anyone can come here to Kino for lining up is 5 a.m. on October 19.  The reason for the change is Kino Stadium cannot be monitored all the time, and organizers have had problems with vandals in the past, before the event started.

Stay with Tucson News Now this morning for more information on Hope Fest and how to donate.

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