Rural Compassion was founded in 2003 to serve rural communities throughout the United States. In the past year the organization joined Convoy of Hope.
Our president Hal Donaldson explains that the organizations are simply stronger together, “as we work together to serve our communities, more people are helped through Convoy of Hope.”
Rural Compassion personnel now work on our Global Initiative team, which focuses on feeding children, sharing expertise and knowledge in agriculture and soil development, logistics, transportation and distribution of food and supplies. Rural Compassion typically partners with rural churches to strengthen their communities by responding to their needs with resources and support.
Rural Compassion is also focused on training leaders to meet needs in their sphere of influence. Recently, Rural Compassion hosted nearly 100 church and community leaders from rural communities across the nation. Training sessions and networking opportunities on how to serve the less fortunate in rural America were offered.
“This has been a great opportunity to see and hear what others are doing in their communities,” said Cameron King, an attendee from Cairo, Ga. “Rural Compassion has been a good resource for us to help the people who need it most.”
In concert with Rural Compassion’s mission Cody Cochran, an attendee from Anson, Texas, says he has a passion for making rural communities successful, vibrant places to live.
“Where I live towns are thirty miles apart,” he says. “We’re here to learn and then get back to help folks in our rural communities. We’ll let them know they are champions and heroes.”