City: Charlotte

Convoy of Hope Partners with Joey Logano Foundation for Grocery Distribution

Convoy of Hope, the Joey Logano Foundation, and the Arby’s Foundation hosted a grocery distribution in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday morning to provide help and hope to the community. 

In addition to the on-site distribution, Joey Logano Foundation “pit crews” went out into the community and delivered necessities directly to those who needed them. In total, volunteers distributed more than 2,400 grocery bags to approximately 800 individuals. 

“This is our community. These are our people,” said Brittany Logano, wife of NASCAR driver Joey Logano. 

Throughout the event, Brittany worked alongside the rest of the volunteers directing traffic, greeting guests, and loading grocery bags into vehicles. The bags included nonperishable food items, hygiene kits, bottled water, socks, Hot Wheels toys for the kids, Arby’s meal cards, and other necessities.

Brittany wants the grocery bags to provide long-term hope to guests while also meeting their immediate needs. 

“Sometimes people just need a little lift-me-up — a little help,” Brittany said. 

Thank you for supporting Convoy of Hope in providing a hand up to communities around the world.

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I Am Syria

“I am Syria” is a powerful statement, especially coming from elementary school students in Charlotte, North Carolina. But that’s what the kids at the school wanted to do — make a statement.

Fourth and fifth graders at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary studied the refugee crisis and decided they wanted to do something to help kids who seemed just like them, but are facing the despair of living inside a humanitarian crisis.

“We try to focus on how we can do good for others,” says Nicole Nederlk, a teacher at the school. “It’s important for the kids to know what they’re giving towards.”

The kids raised money and wore green on a designated day to show their support. More than $500 was donated for Convoy of Hope’s response in the Middle East and Europe.

“I used to only care about myself,” says Danaiyah, a student at Nathaniel Alexander. “But now I know the importance of helping others.”

Jamie Waldron, outreach director for Elevation Church, helps out at the school in the food pantry and coordinates events. She recently visited Convoy’s work in Lebanon, so Jamie encouraged the kids to give the money they raised to Convoy of Hope. She showed them a video of the kids they would be helping.

“Some of the kids at Nathaniel Alexander don’t have much,” Waldron says. “But when they saw kids [on the video] that couldn’t go to school or didn’t have beds at all, they were moved to help.”

We’re thankful for children who are practicing compassion at such a young age. Because of them, we are able to bring hope and help to refugee children around the world.

 

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