People lineup for Convoy of Hope event[/caption]The Coffee County Outreach program and the “Convoy of Hope” helped those in need on Saturday at the Coffee County Fairgrounds.
13 different churches participated along with 774 volunteers (up from 65 total last year!) and numerous businesses. The event greeted 3,062 people from Coffee County and surrounding areas. The Convoy of Hope gave away 5,000 bags of groceries. In addition to the groceries 1,932 pair of new kids tennis shoes were distributed. 5,000 hot dogs were served, 2,143 people received prayer and counseling, 650 people were seen by local dentists, 188 family portraits were taken, 600 hygiene bags and 225 haircuts were given. Numerous clothing items including many coats were handed out.
Plans are now underway for the 3rd annual Convoy of Hope to be next year.