Convoy of Hope’s first office opens in Sacramento, Calif., with initial outreach work focusing on mobilizing volunteers and organizing Days of Care to help the less fortunate.
Convoy of Hope’s first large-scale community outreach is held and is followed by 11 more major outreaches that year.
After moving the home office to Springfield, Mo., Convoy of Hope conducts multiple outreaches in New York City and more than two dozen across the country.
The first Convoy of Hope truck is acquired. It begins transporting relief and hope to many people. The Logistics Department is launched and five community outreaches are held on a single day in August.
Convoy of Hope’s first disaster response work happens domestically and internationally.
Convoy of Hope serves its millionth honored guest and launches its International Department (now called Global Initiatives).
Convoy of Hope opens its 300,000-square-foot World Distribution Center in Springfield, Mo., and the launches convoyofhope.org.
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States prompt a large disaster response on the East Coast. Earthquakes abroad prompt a disaster response as well.
Disaster response work includes Hurricane Lilly and the Afghanistan War. The first community outreach in Europe is held.
Tornadoes rip through Missouri, prompting a disaster response; and a project supporting a hospital in the Philippines is launched.
Disaster response teams respond to Indian Ocean tsunami, Florida hurricanes, community outreaches are held on four continents and for the first time Convoy of Hope receives a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita batter the Gulf Coast of the United States, triggering a large disaster response effort.
Convoy of Hope’s Mobile Command Center is dedicated and our water and nutrition programs are expanded.
A milestone is reached as the 100th country is served. Disaster response efforts are conducted close to home after a major ice storm strikes Southwest Missouri.
Two milestones are reached as the number of people served surpasses 20 million and more than $100 million worth of aid (since 1994) is distributed.
20,000 children are enrolled in our Children’s Feeding Initiative and we surpass more than 30 million people served.
A massive earthquake devastates Haiti prompting a full-scale international disaster response.
100,000-plus children are enrolled in our Children’s Feeding Initiative and a massive disaster response begins after a tornado hits Joplin, Mo. Response efforts are also conducted in Japan after an earthquake/tsunami strikes.
Hurricane Sandy strikes the East Coast initiating a major disaster response in New York and New Jersey. We surpass 50 million people served.
More than 126,000 children are in our Children’s Feeding Initiative. We surpass 63 million people served and conduct major disaster response efforts in Moore, Okla., after a massive tornado and in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.
From modest beginnings feeding the poor out of the back of a pick-up truck in 1994 to large, sustained efforts to help the impoverished around the world in 2014, Convoy of Hope continues to build upon successes of the past to prepare to help more people in the future.