300,000-square-foot World Distribution Center
Convoy of Hope’s headquarters, warehouse and distribution center are located in Springfield, Mo. Springfield is the crossroads of America, where U.S. 65 and I-44 intersect, making it an ideal location for the rapid transportation of goods. Loads of food and other relief supplies are transferred to and from the warehouse weekly.
Fleet of tractor-trailers
By the end of 2009, the organization’s fleet of trucks had delivered nearly $180 million worth of food and supplies to those in need. That number is projected to increase to $200 million by the end of 2010.
Major outreaches in the U.S. and around the world
While each Convoy of Hope outreach is tailored to the needs of a community, the following are typically provided for each of the guests: medical/dental screenings, haircuts, hot meals, several bags of groceries, a connection to local churches and community organizations, and job placement services. And it’s all FREE!
Convoy of Hope is a first responder to disasters. Our mobile command center, fleet of tractor-trailers and international logistics expertise allow us to respond quickly. In 2005, Convoy of Hope was in more than 70 communities devastated by Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. With the help of volunteers from across the country, we continued our work in the Gulf Coast rebuilding and renovating nearly 3,000 homes. In 2009, we responded to multiple disasters including four large disasters simultaneously in the Philippines, the Samoan Islands, Indonesia and the state of Georgia. In 2010, Convoy of Hope responded to devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.
Convoy of Hope strives to create sustainable solutions to problems of poverty worldwide. For example, Convoy of Hope places water filtration systems in communities without access to clean drinking water and encourages agriculture by donating vegetable seeds to rural communities.
Convoy of Hope has empowered more than 379,000 compassionate volunteers and 25,000 organizations to help families in need.
Through partnerships with government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations, Convoy of Hope is able to maximize its efforts to create long-term change in communities.