PLEASE HELP WITH CONVOY OF HOPE
Our family of faith at Trinity has an opportunity to volunteer to help those less fortunate at the Convoy of Hope June 1, 2013, 7 a.m. at the Frederick Fairgrounds. There will not be an event in Hagerstown this year.
Some of the things volunteers can do are: pack grocery bags or distribute groceries to those in need; “Kid zone” play area – inflatables & face painting; wash others’ feet or distribute shoes and socks; help distribute health and beauty care supplies; safety/parking/security; prayer tent; green team; serve food in Food Services area; Special Outreach Service area – help recipients “pay it forward” by giving back something of themselves for those even less fortunate by packing up food bags for distribution for 100,000 around the world; and, other areas where help is needed. Even if you can’t attend the event on June 1, there is help needed, Thurs., May 30 & Fri., May 31 from approx. 10a-4p for set up and packaging food … or if you can come later on June 1, approx. 1-8p to help break everything down & clean up.
- Volunteers 12 & younger must work in the same immediate area as their parent/guardian. Those 13 & older may work anywhere at the event.
- All high school students can earn SSL hours for this event.
- There is also a need for those with movement disabilities to assist with paperwork & printer areas.
All volunteers need to also attend the Volunteer Rally the evening before the event – at 7 p.m. on May 31 at Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick for instruction and direction about the coming day’s events. We will need to have adult volunteers (those who sign up or otherwise) to provide any of the non-driving participating youth with transportation to both the Volunteer Rally & the event on June 1.
At the Convoy of 2012:
- 6,350 people were served,
- 4,784 people were prayed with,
- 31,000 bags of groceries were distributed,
- 7,341 meals were distributed,
- foot washing before 2,500 pairs of new shoes were distributed,
- 400 haircuts were given & 353 haircut vouchers were provided,
- $180,000 of health aides distributed,
- 196 dental screenings + $35,000 worth of follow up care + $3,000 in dental supplies provided,
- also working in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Foundation to provide screenings for early detection, and so much more.
This Is A Rain Or Shine EVENT; IT Requires a Commitment On The Part Of Volunteers To Show Up ~ Even if it’s raining! THE RAIN DOES NOT STOP THOSE IN NEED FROM COMING!
You can read more about this event at http://hope4frederick.com/.
If you are interested in participating in any way, please see Laura Kangas before or after service, or contact her at 301-331-0968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.