“Because there are 46 million Americans currently living in poverty, Convoy of Hope has determined to bring help and hope to communities throughout the nation,” says Ron Showers, community outreach director.
Long Island, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
Convoy of Hope’s Community Outreach Tour continued Saturday in Uniondale, N.Y., providing 3,762 guests of honor with essential services including: thousands of pounds of free groceries, haircuts, family portraits, health screenings and more that culminated in $1 million in goods and services to the less fortunate in the Long Island area.
“Because there are 46 million Americans currently living in poverty, Convoy of Hope has determined to bring help and hope to communities throughout the nation,” says Ron Showers, community outreach director. “With the help of our partners we were able to do that in Long Island."
More than 1,400 volunteers and 119 local organizations, churches and agencies were essential partners in the event held at two locations — Mitchell Field and Campbell Park in Uniondale. Convoy of Hope’s partner, Samaritan’s Feet, gave away 1,700 pairs of shoes to the less fortunate while partner, Shoes for All, gave away an additional 3,200 pairs. Bove's Pasta donated 35,000 pounds of pasta sauce in jars which was distributed to guests.
Convoy of Hope’s 50-state tour stopped in 22 states in 2012 and continues through 2013.
Long Island, N.Y., tour fast facts:
- Total guests of honor: 3,762
- Total volunteers: 1,402
- Total haircuts given: 100
- Total portraits taken: 500
- Pairs of shoes given away through Samaritan’s Feet: 1,700
- Pairs of shoes given away through Shoes for All: 3,200
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world through community outreaches, children’s feeding initiatives, disaster response and partner resourcing. Convoy of Hope has a long history as a first responder in times of natural disasters and has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years. For more on Convoy of Hope, please visit http://www.convoyofhope.org.
Convoy of Hope:
Jeff Roman, 417-942-7570
Public Relations Desk
Jeff Nene, 417-860-2196