Beckley Community Event

We serve guests of honor–in dozens of communities throughout the world–by providing them with free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals and much more at our signature events. Hope Starts Here.

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304-252-0717 or adminassist@outoftheboxchurch.org

YMCA Soccer Complex

East Beckley Bypass & YMCA Drive, Beckley, West Virginia 25801

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Hope Starts Here in your city, your community, your neighborhood. The Convoy of Hope event is just the beginning of a long-lasting movement that has the power to transform people’s lives, inspire compassion and service, and bring people and organizations together like never before. This is a collaborative effort to bring hope to a city through free groceries, health screenings, job services, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, activities for children and more.

Free Guest Services

  • Groceries More than 35,000 pounds of free groceries
  • Community Service Dozens of local community service organizations will assist with a variety of needs
  • Lunch Free light bag lunch for everyone in attendance
  • Health Services Free medical and dental screenings with local doctors, medical professionals and dentists
  • Haircut Free haircuts for the whole family by local barbers and hairstylists
  • Entertainment Free live music and entertainment
  • Portrait Free family portraits courtesy of local photographers
  • Job & Career Services Information, tools, training and advisory services for the unemployed and underemployed
  • Prayer Guests will have the opportunity to receive prayer and support from members of the local churches
  • Kids Zone Dozens of free carnival games, inflatables and live entertainment. Free concessions and lots of prizes

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Strong participation by local businesses, churches, community agencies and groups is crucial to the success of this event. Through this collaborative effort we do together what no one could do alone.

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Hope like the wind

Warning: this post is chock-full of hope.

“Hope” is one-third of our name and one-hundred-percent of our work. We are in the profession of mobilizing hope to communities, children, women, families facing disaster, farmers and really anyone that we come into contact with. Our full name—Convoy of Hope—suggests that we are carriers of hope. So, we better be able to define it right?

This is the second post in a series that asks that question, “What is Hope?” Thanks for joining the conversation, we think you’re probably part of the answer.

Read the first post to catch up and maybe score some #HOPE swag.

Most everyone would agree that hope is intangible—it’s not an actual object—so then, how do we move it around on trucks? What are we actually carrying in addition to food and relief supplies? How have we been “delivering hope since 1994?” All good questions.

We think that invisibility does not always denote non-existence. The wind blows and literally moves mountains, yet our five senses never experience more than its effects. In that sense, hope is like the wind.

A reader of The Hope Supply, Mynne Dacoco, commented with some solid insight about hope.

 “Hope is anticipating light while experiencing darkness … trying to see the possible out of the impossible … trying to seek the positive out of chaos and destruction … it is believing that there is something good even in bad situations.”

Mynne’s thoughtful words essentially claim that hope requires believing in something that you cannot presently see. I think she’s probably right. Hope is unseen but its evidence can be heard in a heart and found on a face.

How is hope evidenced in your life? Comment and you’re entered for a chance to receive our #HOPE sticker and Zine.

 

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What is hope?

You’re reading the first of a series of blog posts around one central question, “What is hope?” I’ll be honest, we have many intentions with these posts (some of which we don’t yet know).

We want to know what you think hope is. We want to write and read about all sorts of ways to describe, define and understand hope. And mostly, we want to share the hope we see—the hope we have—with you.

This series is most inspired by the people who bring us hope. Several months ago, I was in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan caused terrible destruction there. I walked through a cemetery where families were living because the concrete mausoleums provided shelter and a sense of safety after their homes were destroyed. The scene was horribly sad, but I heard children laughing. I looked and saw kids who had discovered that downed palm trees severed by 200+ mph winds made for great playgrounds. “That must be hope,” I thought.

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We don’t just give hope everywhere we go, we find it too. This blog series will take you on that journey with us.

BONUS: Leave a comment below with your answer to the title of this blog post, “What is HOPE?” If you do, we’ll try to send you our HOPE Zine and #HOPE sticker in the mail.

HOPE Zine and #HOPE sticker.
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