“We rely on partners like Panera Bread during times of disaster to assist our efforts to bring comfort and relief to survivors,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope.
Springfield, MO (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Panera Bread is donating ten percent of sales Thursday, May 30, from 5-8 p.m. to help aid Convoy of Hope’s disaster relief efforts in tornado-stricken Moore, Oklahoma. Seven Southwest Missouri Panera Bread locations will participate in the event.
“We rely on partners like Panera Bread during times of disaster to assist our efforts to bring comfort and relief to survivors,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We are grateful for their support.”
While two of the Panera locations in Oklahoma were affected by the tornado, they are back up and running and are currently being used as food collection sites.
“Our family at Panera in this area remembers the tornadoes that hit Joplin two years ago, as well as Branson last year,” says Janet Parker, community relations manager for Panera Bread. “We feel honored to give our community an outlet to help our Oklahoma family and friends.”
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, 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. Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization, has a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. For our latest updates, please visit website.
Convoy of Hope:
Jeff Roman, 417-942-7570
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Jeff Nene, 417-860-2196