The goal of the Convoy of Hope outreach is to reach out to Grays Harbor children and families by meeting some of their most basic needs. In addition to thousands of pounds of free groceries being distributed, guests can also take advantage of a health fair including medical, dental and optical screening; family photo portraits; haircuts; games and activities for children; and live entertainment. And it’s all FREE!
"We are prepared to serve thousands of people" said local Convoy Coordinator Doug Marks. The Convoy of Hope estimate was 3,000 to 6,000.
Similar events around the nation have drawn crowds of 5,000 or more. Organizers estimate that approximately 500 local volunteers will be required to successfully staff such a large one-day event. A volunteer rally is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16 at the D&R Theatre in Aberdeen.
Convoy of Hope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, feeds the hungry and provides pure drinking water to people in need across the United States and around the world. To date, the organization has provided real help to 34.8 million people in 109 countries and 46 states.
Lauded for its effectiveness and efficiency, Convoy of Hope mobilizes thousands of volunteers each year to deliver food and supplies and to offer hope to the poor and suffering.