The Convoy of Hope Rolls Into Long Island Providing Some $1 Million in Goods and Services in a Single Day

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Neighbors Help Neighbors Experience a Poverty-Free Day with the Help of National Convoy

Jeff Nene 
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Gabrielle Rizzuto
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After nearly a year of planning, a diverse group of LONG ISLAND-area residents is preparing to host neighbors at what it hopes will be the first step on the path out of poverty. Local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits will host The Convoy of Hope, a community outreach event June 9th at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The Convoy of Hope treats hurting neighbors as honored guests to a “poverty-free day” and introduces them to local resources for long-term solutions to poverty. This community event is one of dozens of stops along The Convoy of Hope, a 50-state, $50 million tour of hope and help for the 46 million Americans currently living in poverty—the largest number on record*.

WHAT:     The Long Island community will provide some $1 million in goods and services in a single day through food, clothing, job counseling, medical screenings, haircuts, family portraits, kids carnival, prayer and connections with local churches and more.

WHEN:     June 9, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:    Mitchel Athletic Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, NY


  •     Profile Long Island-area residents
  •     Interview local families benefitting from poverty-free day
  •     Interview national leaders from The Convoy of Hope
  •     Hi-res photos and b-roll of national tour, press kit available at

WHO:     The Convoy of Hope, a 50-state tour, is organizing a Long Island-area committee of non-profits, businesses, churches and government agencies by connecting a community’s needs with a community’s solutions for lasting change.

About The Convoy of Hope
With an 18-year track record of serving 1.6 million Americans in poverty, The Convoy of Hope has semi-trucks now headed to hurting people in all 50 states in a two-year, $50 million neighbors-helping-neighbors effort. The Convoy of Hope unites communities to provide immediate and long-term local solutions to poverty that will last long after their trucks roll on to the next city. The Convoy is a project of Convoy of Hope, a faith-based international humanitarian organization that has helped more than 50 million people in some 100 countries since 1994. Convoy of Hope is a nine-time Charity Navigator Four Star Award winner based in Springfield, Mo.


  •     Associated Press, 2011

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