Springfield based charity Convoy of Hope announced they have hit a milestone in their efforts to help communities who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, Convoy officials say despite hitting the milestone, they are finding the need is still significantly ahead of the relief that has been brought to these towns.
“At our distribution sites, the line of cars is often stretching 2 miles,” Hal Donaldson, Convoy of Hope president, said in a statement. “Lots of people have lost their jobs, and children don’t have access to school lunch programs. We’re hearing heart-wrenching stories and seeing lots of desperate faces.”
Donaldson expressed appreciation for business partners who made donations specifically for COVID-19 relief and protection efforts.
“This is a united act of compassion, where groups and businesses are more concerned about helping people than they are receiving credit or making an extra buck,” Donaldson said. “We’re seeing compassion in action on a large scale.”
Anyone who wishes to donate to help Convoy’s COVID-19 relief efforts can done through the Convoy of Hope website.