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Clean, filtered water (left.) Filthy, disease-causing water (right.) Clean, filtered water (left.) Filthy, disease-causing water (right.)

A very welcomed email

If the Convoy of Hope logo has talked to you on social media it was probably me. I can honestly say it’s not just a job, it’s a passion. That aside, even the most passionate person can tire of staring at a computer screen. A few days after World Water Day I was nearing screen glare overload when I opened an email that blasted through the 3 o’clock funk like an espresso powered locomotive.

I started to read an email titled “5 Great iPhotos” from Karl and Ann, two of our field associates in Haiti. I’ve done my best to summarize their very welcomed email below.

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Children's Feeding / Program Updates

2012 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2012 Annual Report with you. Last year was another monumental year for Convoy of Hope. As you read through the report please know that we realize that none of the work we do in bringing hope and help to those in need would be possible without you!

The video and report below summarize Convoy of Hope’s work in 2012 including:

  • More than 6 million people served
  • 21 disasters responded to
  • 55 community outreaches held worldwide
  • $68 million worth of product distributed
  • 125,314 children enrolled in our feeding initiatives

Download the full 2012 Annual Report
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Program Updates

2013 Community Outreach Calendar

March

18 Baltimore, Maryland

30 New York

April

20 Koriyama, Japan

23 Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines

 

June

01 Higashimatsushima, Japan // Frederick, Md.

08 Kansas City, Mo. // Long Island, N.Y. (2 sites)

July

20 Hawaii (Molokai)

27 Hawaii (Honolulu & Leeward) // Kenosha, Wisc.

August

03 Wichita, Kan.

09 Orlando, Fla.

10 San Benito, Texas // Queretaro, Mexico

17 Beckley, W.V.  //  New Britain, Conn. // Sapulpa, Okla.  //  Springfield, Mass.

24 Tacoma, Wash. // Cheyenne, Wyo.

31 Honduras

September

07 Memphis, Tenn.

14 Sioux City, Iowa // Philadelphia, Penn. (6 sites) // San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

21 Nicaragua

28 Omaha, Neb.

October

05 Santa Ana, Calif.

12 Manchester, TN  //  Marlboro, Mass.

19 Leesburg, Va. // Comonfort, Mexico

November

23 El Paso, Texas // Las Cruces, N.M. (2 Sites) // Fresno, Calif.

 

*All dates and locations are subject to change

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Community Outreach / Program Updates

Story of One: Bonifast, Haiti

When the large metal gate opens to a Convoy of Hope-sponsored orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, children rush to greet visiting Convoy of Hope staff. One particular little boy makes his way to the front of the group and cracks a smile when he recognizes the group.

Bonifast has come a long way in the last year and a half. When Convoy of Hope staff first met Bonifast, he was covered in his own waste and was severely malnourished. Haiti was still in immediate recovery mode after the 2010 earthquake and Bonifast seemed to be falling through the cracks.

But after being taken care of by an orphanage where Convoy of Hope provides food, Bonifast is healthy, happy and now has a future ahead of him.

“It’s because of our many supporters that we’re able to report on the progress Bonifast has made and we are extremely grateful for that,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We hope to continue to be able to provide for Bonifast and children just like him around the world.”

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Children's Feeding / Program Updates

Convoy of Hope begins construction on ninth home in Joplin, Mo.

Convoy of Hope recently broke ground on the ninth disaster-resistant, energy-efficient home for tornado survivors in Joplin, Mo. Since breaking ground on the first home in February 2012, eight families have gotten a new start through Convoy of Hope.

“This project would not have been possible if it weren’t for the generous supporters and partners of Convoy of Hope,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “As we approach the second anniversary of this storm, we continue to focus on bringing hope to families who have faced seemingly insurmountable odds.”

Additional home builds are expected to follow in the coming months.

Partners for the project include Adam Brady Construction, Alpha Title LLC, Project Safe Home, T.F. Concrete Forming Systems and Joyce Meyer Ministries—Hand of Hope.

The new high-tech, low-energy homes are specially designed with reinforced concrete walls and other innovations to be sturdier and more sustainable than traditional houses.

Total construction costs to date for the project have topped $1 million.

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Disaster Services / Program Updates