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How 1,479 Long Islanders Spent Their Weekend

Reported by Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope Community Event took place in the Long Island communities of Elmont, Hempstead, and Bellport and served more than 4,700 Guests of Honor on the same day.

“Returning to these communities in Long Island is important to us,” says Jason Bachman, Outreach Director for Convoy of Hope. “We’ve been active in response and recovery since Superstorm Sandy made landfall in 2012, and these Community Events send the message that Long Islanders haven’t been forgotten.”

Bachman says the day of hope and community togetherness was only possible because of the help of more than 1,400 volunteers who spent their weekend to help their neighbors.

“We had a group of volunteers all the way from Missouri, as well as cooperation from local pastors, community leaders, and dedicated volunteers,” he adds. “This type of teamwork is what community transformation is made of.”

Long Island by the Numbers

Guests of Honor4,762
Volunteers1,479
Portraits Taken1,005
Gardens in a Bag2,100
Shoes Distributed950
Participating churches & organizations238

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