SPRINGFIELD, MO — October 6, 2023 — On October 5, Convoy of Hope held an official dedication for its new Global Headquarters & Training Center. Along with Convoy’s World Distribution Center, the new building sits on 155 acres and consolidates Convoy’s three former Springfield-area locations into one.
“Today, we look back over these 30 years with gratitude for all that God has done,” said Convoy of Hope President Hal Donaldson. “But we believe that the best is yet to come. It’s only the beginning.”
The ceremony was attended by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, among other local, state, and global dignitaries.
“The outreach they have is second to none in what they are doing to change lives around the world,” Parson said of Convoy. “It is an honor as the 57th governor to support this venture and do everything I can to help.”
The recently completed Global Headquarters & Training Center is 200,000 square feet consisting of three floors that houses Convoy’s U.S.-based team members. The building includes an atrium, office spaces, an auditorium, and 40,000 square feet of space for future expansion.
Through fundraising efforts aimed specifically at the building campaign, no general fund dollars were spent on either the Global Headquarters & Training Center or World Distribution Center.
Convoy of Hope employs more than 500 people, most of whom work out of the Springfield-based offices. In 2021, Convoy distributed more than 117 million pounds of food, water and supplies to people in need.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a global, faith-based organization that serves vulnerable communities. By partnering with local churches, businesses, civic organizations, and government agencies, Convoy has strategically offered help and hope in more than 130 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1994, Convoy of Hope has served 200 million people and counting. Each year since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded its highest rating to the organization — recognizing Convoy as a Four-Star Charity. Visit convoyofhope.org to learn more.