Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as it branches out into its 37th country to help the impoverished in Europe and beyond.
COHEU — Convoy of Hope’s sister organization — was founded in 2003 and in the past 11 years has been involved with countries around Europe through community events, relief aid, fundraising and its Adopt-a-Community program.
The organization recently held its first Adopt-a-Community event in Kendice, Slovakia. Teams that included a group from Lincoln, Neb., spent a week in the community, where they provided basic medical services, replaced windows on homes and mentored local children. The week culminated in a free festival, where more than 1,000 guests received free food, medical examinations, haircuts, manicures and bags of groceries.