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Convoy of Hope

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children's feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.

Results: http://convoyofhope.org/go/what/impact

Target demographics: the hungry and hurting

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2013, we served 7.9 million people, feeding more than 145,000 children, responding to 15 disasters and distributing more than $79 million worth of goods and supplies

Geographic areas served: the United States and all over the world

Programs: Children's Feeding Initiatives, Disaster Services, Community Events, Community Development, Women's Empowerment, Agriculture, Rural Compassion and Partner Resourcing.

Community Stories

110 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Shelly24

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We started volunteering a few years back on Tuesday nights helping to sort food. I would being my whole family, wanting my children to understand how lucky they are to not worry about the source of their food, but also to help those who aren't so lucky. The children's schedule got us away from that, but last Saturday my daughter and I were able to help with the 5k race. We had a wonderful time and met some great people.

Gina58

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with convoy of Hope on several occasions! COH goes above and beyond each time, not only for the people they are serving but also their volunteers. I felt like part of a family when working with them. They truly cared about each person that came to their events.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Team member of the first Convoy of Hope outreach in Brazil. It was an amazing experience demonstrating to the locals that with some planning and able volunteers it is easy to put an awesome community outreach together that not only blesses hundreds of people with free food but allows for the opportunity to present the gospel and to love on people. A trip I will always remember!

Also participated in an outreach in Jamaica and a couple of local community outreaches.

K. Divine, Springfield, MO

Ally L.

Donor

Rating: 5

Convoy of Hope is everywhere! From their 3rd world feeding initiatives, to disaster relief aid, to community building, I have seen my donations help literally thousands of people. They were there after the Joplin tornado and are still there rebuilding over 2 years afterwards. There is not a natural disaster that Convoy of Hope isn't involved. I proud to support them!

Shenae S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Convoy of Hope was so well organized! We were continually reminded that the people coming were our "guests of honor" and should be treated as such. That phrase kept ringing in my head as I served and hopefully this made me a much better volunteer. I love that they are so quick to the scene of a tragedy. As a victim of a tragedy before Convoy of Hope was founded, I can see what a blessing this group is to those in need!

1 Nicole100

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to volunteer with Convoy of Hope a week after the tornado hit Joplin. They were very organized. They mobilized quickly. They provided for the needs of the people. It was a life-changing experience. I would definitely volunteer again with Convoy of Hope.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with the Convoy of Hope Summer Internship program a few years ago and had a great experience. I learned about the impact of service and how to think critically about a plan to serve. Some programs are about giving handouts. Convoy taught me about sustainability and empowerment. They were also intentional about identifying what the community perceived as a need (not just what outsiders think is needed). Convoy worked directly with local churches to connect people, instead of providing a one-time need.

I was personally challenged to grow as a person of faith, to be active in the community, and to give strategically. I will never forget seeing 3rd world poverty firsthand, and my internship with Convoy of Hope gave me this opportunity. Although it's been over 4 years, I still think of my Summer with Convoy often and how it changed me. I currently work in a community agency to combat poverty, in part as a result of this opportunity to serve!

Yvelisse P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband, myself and our church were blessed to be part of a community outreach.
The people came together through the Convey of Hope and lives were touched, people were blessed but most important- People were saved......

Silvia S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would love to work for Convoy Of Hope. I have seen them in action numerous times. Not only in the 'big' disasters, but in the local community. I live in Springfield MO, where their home distribution center is. I was also very involved with volunteering with my church in Joplin after that horrific tornado in 2011! One of the first big trucks seen parked on Rangelne Rd. was Convoy's, already set up and helping victims who had lost everything. Several people that work there go to the same church I do(James River Church) and I know they have a true heart for missions and meeting people's needs. Convoy of Hope truly reflects the heart of our Savior!!!

1 Kearsten J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Convoy of Hope on several occasions. Each time I am struck with the compassion and devotion that comes from this organization. Convoy of Hope is made up of individuals who have a true passion for serving, not only those in our community, but people around the world as well. As a volunteer, I knew exactly what my efforts were supporting and I felt the appreciation that came from the people at Convoy of Hope. This is an amazing nonprofit organization and I am so proud of all of the wonderful blessings they have brought to people from every walk of life all over the world!

Melissa215

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I heard of Convoy of Hope many months ago through our church and decided this would be an awesome way for our family to get involved. My youngest two daughters and I decided to volunteer for the Coeurd'Alene event. We showed up nice and early and spent about an hour packing about 5000 bags with groceries. We were the ones who carried the bags to the tables so we worked up a good sweat while having fun. My youngest daughter went off to volunteer at the kids tent and my other daughter and I worked in the shoe tent. I have never seen so many happy children with new shoes in my life. Being able to meet their needs in such a basic way while showing the love of Christ was a real blessing to me. We even had bags of food and some shoes left over to donate to our local food bank and charities, something that is very needed around here. It was a blast to be a part of from the night before volunteer rally with excellent music to the cleaning up the next day. We will most definitely be involved again if it comes to our area.

Joyce43

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the best places to invest in because they do use your investment to help those in need world wide and at home.....I have given to Convoy of Hope many times. I have really close friends and family who have or do work for them.....Joyce

Kathy184

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Convoy of Hope helped my parents in Port Charlotte, Florida, when they were hit by the hurricane. Convoy of Hope were the first to respond with much needed drinking water. They always seem to be among the first to arrive wherever disaster stikes.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great organization that is organized, driven, and burdened with the weight of helping those in need...no matter what!

1 Mindi P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a disaster case manager working with survivors of the May 2013 Oklahoma disasters. Convoy of Hope has been an incredible partner in meeting the needs of the people of Oklahoma. All of our clients love being served by the Convoy of Hope disaster teams and their contractors. Because of Convoy of Hope so many people who needed home repairs, items, or complete rebuilds were given hope. The Convoy team is compassionate and genuine in the kindness and love they show others. When they do a project they don't just take care of people's physical needs, but they feed then spiritually and emotionally. Thank you for all you do!

Brandon16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was honored to come alongside Convoy of Hope in Long Island this past summer! Their team is purposeful in what they do and passionate in who they care for. It was amazing to be part of a winning team that showed real love to so many people through a job fair, giving out groceries, praying for those in need, and blessing children in the Kids Zone with inflatables and many other games.

1 Kaylinn M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a disaster case manager it has been a true blessing to work with Convoy and the amazing team they have!

Carlos17

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has help our ministry a lot, their generosity and their dedication to help the poor and to feed the hungry children around the world is beyond expectation, Personally Our church membership have grown in numbers and the children are very excited to go to school everyday because their stomach are full and not hungry, compared to the past when these children we're not yet enrolled in the feeding program they only go to school twice or once a week and sometime they don't go to school for the whole week just for them to look for food to eat in exchange for their education.
CONVOY of HOPE Philippines's response also during the calamity/disaster is superb, if there's any one who comes first, its the convoy of hope Philippines, before any other NGOs & Government relief comes, The CONVOY of HOPE Philippines have already distributed relief to the need people who are victim of the disaster.

Thank God for CONVOY of HOPE, May God bless this org. more and more and all those donors and volunteers, in deed your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Rev. Carlos P. Nabata
Bible Believers Baptist Church
Mexico Pampanga Phils.

Kendal C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I drove a golf cart all day in Wichita at Bethel Life Center and it was truly an awesome experience. Everybody was so appreciative of what was being offered and the attitude of all those who were serving.

Natalie55

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Convoy of Hope is a great organization that truly cares about people.