Convoy of Hope welcomed a combined total of over 10,000 guests of honor in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Appleton, Wisc., at recent stops on ‘The Convoy of Hope’ community outreach tour. Guests were provided free services including: groceries, haircuts, family portraits, job fairs and more.
In Oklahoma City, Helen brought her two daughters. Her youngest daughter took a can of beans from their grocery bag and exclaimed, “Mommy, these are my favorite!” Her oldest daughter asked, “Mommy, does this mean we get to eat tonight?” Helen responded, “Not only tonight, but all week long.”
More than 1,800 volunteers and 67 local organizations, churches and agencies were partnered with Convoy of Hope in Oklahoma City. Convoy of Hope’s partner, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), saw 754 women and scheduled 72 appointments for free breast cancer screenings.
In Appleton, more than 800 volunteers, 60 local agencies and 18 churches were partners in the event. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin donated the food distributed to the guests of honor.
The ‘Convoy of Hope’ 50-state tour has stopped in 22 states in 2012, and will continue its goal to reach the remaining states into 2013.