SPRINGFIELD, MO — JUNE 23, 2021 — The Salvation Army is partnering with Convoy of Hope for humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine, providing Convoy with nearly $1 million worth of food for displaced Ukrainians in need.
“This partnership between The Salvation Army World Service Office and Convoy of Hope means that more than $800,000 in food is making its way to the region quickly and efficiently to help those most impacted by this crisis,” said Salvation Army Commissioner Kenneth Hodder. “More than 180,000 people will be provided with meals and The Salvation Army is beyond grateful to Convoy of Hope for joining with us in this service.”
Leadership from The Salvation Army’s national headquarters will travel to Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri, on Monday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m. to sign a memorandum of understanding. Those in attendance will also see aid bound for Ukraine loaded into Convoy of Hope’s tractor-trailers.
National Commander Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, National Community Relations and Development Secretary Dale Bannon, and National Secretary of the World Service Office Lt. Colonel George Baker will attend the signing on behalf of The Salvation Army.
“The Salvation Army has such an incredible history of meeting the needs of people,” said Convoy of Hope President Hal Donaldson. “This generous donation will continue to do that, affecting the lives of Ukrainians in a powerful way and helping Convoy of Hope continue its long-term response to this conflict.”
Convoy of Hope has committed to providing 50 million meals to those affected by the crisis. Since the war began in February, more than 3,700 civilian casualties have been reported. However, the unoﬃcial number is estimated to be in the tens of thousands. Nearly 7 million Ukrainians have ﬂed to neighboring countries, and nearly 8 million are displaced inside Ukraine.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator every year since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 193 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.
About The Salvation Army USA
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 25 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,200 centers of operation around the country. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked No. 2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.