Neighbors Help Neighbors in New York to Provide More Than $1 Million in Aid

After Sandy Relief Efforts, Convoy of Hope Returns to Long Island.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo (PRWEB) May 15, 2013

International humanitarian organization, Convoy of Hope, is partnering with area local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits in Long Island, N.Y., to host a community outreach event June 8 at the Mitchel Sports Complex in Uniondale. The Long Island community will provide more than $1 million in goods and services in a single day by offering free food, clothing, job counseling, dental check-ups, haircuts, family portraits and a kids carnival.

Learn more about the outreach by visiting http://li.convoyoutreach.org/.

“Since Sandy struck, we’ve shipped 79 tractor-trailer loads of food and relief supplies to the region and we are happy to be heading back,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope.

This community event is one of dozens of stops along the 50-state, $50 million tour of hope and help for the 46 million Americans currently living in poverty — the largest number on record according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

“I am so thankful for Convoy of Hope and what they’re doing for the community,” said an honored guest at a recent outreach. “It was a safe place for me to come and receive help, which I clearly needed.”

Convoy of Hope is also working with Plum Organics and Bove’s of Vermont at the outreach. Plum Organics will provide guests with their organic baby, toddler and child food products. Bove’s of Vermont donated pasta sauce and pasta for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and are contributing 35,000 pounds of sauce to be distributed at the Long Island outreach.

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. Learn more at http://www.convoyofhope.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Convoy of Hope
Jeff Roman
Mobile: 417-942-7570
Public Relations Desk
jroman(at)convoyofhope(dot)org

or

Jeff Nene
Mobile: 417-860-2196
National Spokesperson
jnene(at)convoyofhope(dot)org

The Convoy Long Island
Rob Taormina
Mobile: 516-902-9791
Media Relations
robtaormina(at)gmail(dot)com


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