Organization Celebrates 14th Consecutive Year
Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, awarded Convoy of Hope the prestigious 4-star rating for the 14th consecutive year. Convoy of Hope was also included on Charity Navigator’s list of 10 Charities With the Most Consecutive 4-Star Ratings.
“Convoy of Hope’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” says Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity.”
According to Charity Navigator, receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that an organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Fewer than 1% of the charities rated in America have received at least 14 consecutive 4-star evaluations.
Alliance to Provide $100,000 to Help Americans in Need
Pure Flix Digital, the leading faith and family streaming video service, is proud to partner with Convoy of Hope to help the working poor throughout America.
Proceeds are generated through the streaming video service, which offers more than 6,500 titles ranging from movies and original series to classic TV shows, kids programming and documentaries.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Convoy of Hope and help those in need across America,” says PureFlix.com CEO, Greg Gudorf. “We’re thankful that the simple act of our customers enjoying our faith and family movies and TV shows can make such a positive impact on our world.”
This month alone, Pure Flix Digital will help provide $100,000 in goods and services for Guests of Honor through Convoy of Hope’s Community Events Initiative. Last year, Convoy of Hope hosted 47 events in cities across the United States.
“We are thankful for the generous support of PureFlix.com,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “Because of such partners and friends, we are able to bring help and hope to those who need it most.”
To learn more, please visit http://www.pureflix.com.
Emergency Supplies Distributed to People in Desperate Need
Convoy of Hope is responding to the hunger crisis in East Africa as several countries are on the brink of mass famine. Since a famine in 2011, Convoy of Hope has provided lifesaving assistance to children and families across the parched landscape of Kenya.
“If we address the problem before it becomes a catastrophic event, the odds of families surviving increase,” says Bryan Burr, Convoy of Hope’s country director of Kenya. “Already, we have implemented several projects to help mitigate the effects of food insecurity that are plaguing East Africa.”
A three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, former U.S. Ambassador and Congressman, Tony Hall, serves as a Special Advisor on Hunger to Convoy of Hope. With millions of lives at stake, Ambassador Hall says time is of the essence and every citizen in the United States can play a significant role in combating the crisis.
“We need to intervene in this crisis because we can play a part in saving the lives of children and families,” says Hall. “Convoy of Hope knows what to do and is already on the ground helping those in need.”
In remote areas of Kenya, Convoy teams are providing food rations to approximately 18,000 beneficiaries.
President of Convoy of Hope Receives Recognition for Service
Convoy of Hope President, Hal Donaldson, was inducted into the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame that honors individuals, who through their academic, personal or professional achievements, demonstrate active civic engagement to improve the lives of others.
“These honorees are exemplary examples of individuals who use their skills and abilities to effect positive change on people from around the world,” said Missouri State President Clifton M. Smart III. “They exemplify the characteristics of ethical leadership, community engagement and cultural competence. The state of Missouri, our nation and the world are better because of these individuals.”
Other inductees include Maxine Clark, Ann Covington, Judith Rowland and Langston Hughes. Donaldson thanked the local community for its collective involvement in bringing hope to people in need.
“The compassion and generosity of people in the Ozarks has helped make Convoy of Hope what it is today,” said Donaldson. “It is a privilege to be a part of this community.”
Feed a Soul Project Aims to Feed Kids in Haiti
Natierra, the natural foods company best known for pioneering Himalayan Pink Salt and Goji Berries under its Himalania® line, is proud to partner with Convoy of Hope for Natierra’s Feed A Soul project. For each product purchased, Natierra gives one meal to one child in need.
“The objective is to turn everyday purchases into a lifelong impact for children,” says Natierra Founder and CEO, Thierry Ollivier. “Natierra’s mission is to offer innovative and high-quality superfoods that give back to social and environmental causes, a mission reflected in our tagline, ‘Superfoods with Soul.’”
Ollivier traveled to Haiti with Convoy of Hope and witnessed the dire living conditions firsthand, which inspired him to launch the Feed A Soul project. Natierra’s goal is to give one million meals to children in Haiti by 2018.
“We are thankful for the generous support of Natierra,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “Because of such partners and friends, we are able to feed more than 160,000 children in 11 nations.”
To learn more about the partnership, please visit www.BuyOneFeedOne.org.