Convoy of Hope Arrives in Omaha with $1 Million in Food, Giveaways and Services

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Thousands Expected to Attend Saturday’s Celebration

Convoy of Hope will stop in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Turner Park to provide a day of free food, goods and services. The community celebration is one of dozens Convoy of Hope is hosting in 2013 throughout the United States. Already, more than 85,000 guests of honor have attended the $50-million tour of hope.

WHAT: A free Omaha community event offering $1 million in free goods and services including groceries, haircuts, dental check-ups, health services, workforce development services, kids carnival and more.

WHY: Provides an opportunity for more than 1,000 local community volunteers to share hope and tangible help with thousands of anticipated neighbors in a spirit of honor and dignity.

WHO: Convoy of Hope is also working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Plum Organics at the outreach. NBCF will provide education, support and early detection services to underserved women in the community. Plum Organics will provide guests with their organic baby, toddler and child food products.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28 — Gates open at 10 a.m. (Rain or Shine)

WHERE: Turner Park
                3110 Farnam St.
                Omaha, Nebraska 68131

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
-Highlight local residents serving their community
-Interview local families participating in the event
-Speak with national leaders from Convoy of Hope
-Speak with national leaders from the NBCF

Learn more about the outreach by visiting http://omaha.convoyofhope.org/ or contact Rob Yanike at 402-492-9111.

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 information on Convoy of Hope please visit http://www.convoyofhope.org.

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