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Published On: Fri, Jun 3rd, 2016

Convoy of Hope brings loving outreach to Worcester Massachusetts

Convoy of Hope arrives in Worcester, Massachusetts next week, June 11, bringing their massive scale and scope of giving to the community. Check out a short video on the event below.

Convoy of Hope semi truck“We serve guests of honor–in dozens of communities throughout the world–by providing them with free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals and much more at our community events. Hope Starts Here,” the event’s mission states on their site.

First Baptist Church of Holden made headlines with their sock collecting, hoping to amass “1,000 pairs of socks” for the event.

Convoy of Hope is a collaborative effort among community churches, businesses, and organizations to bring hope to a city through free groceries, health screenings, job and career services, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, games, and activities for children and more.

At 28 Community Events across the United States last year, 23,000 volunteers served more than 82,000 guests.

Community Events are designed to help those who need a hand up to get by.

“[It’s] not just about giving out free stuff,” says David Moore, city alderman of Chicago, where 10,000 guests attended last year’s event. “This [event] was about giving people hope to press on another day, another month and another year.”

Steve Pulis, signature events director for Convoy of Hope, concurs.

“Many people want their neighborhoods to change for the better,” he says. “They want peace rather than violence and crime. We’re here to restore a sense of hope by helping out with a few of life’s necessities.”

Pulis says those necessities are sometimes enough to change the future for families struggling to make ends meet.

“It’s unbelievable how many guests tell us they couldn’t afford shoes for their kids,” he says. “Because of our supporters, we get to be a part of helping families make it through another week.”

More details:

GATES OPEN 11:00AM
Rain or Shine • While Supplies Last
All are Welcome • No I.D. Required

For more information go to convoyofhope.org/outreach/worcester/.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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