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Justice for Amenia

Three-year-old, Amenia, knows when she grows older she will have the right to attend school and receive a daily meal through Convoy of Hope — just like her sisters.

Around the world and in the United States, barriers exist for people because of their gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

Amenia, a refugee, will face barriers throughout her life that will attempt to limit her development and access to rights. When Amenia attends school in a couple years, a small barrier will be removed that allows an advance in social justice for young refugee girls. Convoy of Hope believes that gender equality and upholding the rights of refugees and migrants are crucial fundamental aspects of our programming. Each time a young refugee girl can receive a daily meal at school, we have succeeded at the purist of social justice.

Amenia’s access to school will not only provide her with education and nutritious meals from Convoy of Hope, it will also provide her the right to development and through that — the right to human dignity.

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Convoy of Hope Responds to Public Health Emergency in Louisiana Convoy of Hope Responds to Public Health Emergency in Louisiana

Convoy of Hope Responds to Public Health Emergency in Louisiana

Convoy of Hope has sent three truckloads of water to St. Joseph, La. after Governor John Bel Edwards declared a Public Health Emergency. Officials found water in the area contaminated with lead and copper.

Residents have been advised to use an alternative source of water for drinking, preparing food and brushing their teeth while the water system is being repaired.

The National Guard is also providing water and we will continue to work with our local partners to identify what is needed in the days ahead.

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A Legacy of Hope

Betty Donaldson Foote was the mother of our president, Hal Donaldson. Her perseverance, strength and compassion are the very reasons Convoy of Hope exists today.

Betty passed away in December of 2016 and a generous friend of Convoy of Hope offered a lead gift of $50,000 to start the Betty Donaldson Foote Memorial Fund. This endowment fund will create longevity and perpetuity for Convoy’s programs throughout the world.

“My family and the Convoy family are very grateful for the friends that set up this fund,” says Hal Donaldson. “I know my mother would be proud that her legacy of kindness will carry on through the work of our organization.”

For more information on how you can donate to the Betty Donaldson Foote Memorial Fund, please contact Jaimie Trussell at (417) 851-4589.

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