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Convoy & Steelers Come Together for Annual Event

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Photo Above: JuJu Smith-Schuster (left) and Dwayne Haskins Jr. (right) of the Pittsburgh Steelers serve Pennsylvania communities with Convoy of Hope at the third annual Huddle for the Holidays event.

This week, Convoy of Hope and the Pittsburgh Steelers teamed up to serve those in need. The third annual Huddle for the Holidays event brought hope and necessities to partners and individuals in communities across Pennsylvania.

“It’s really cool to see the Steelers and Convoy continuing that partnership,” said retired tight end Vance McDonald, who volunteered with Convoy of Hope before, during, and after his time with the Steelers.

Steelers players and staff spent hours packing 500 gift bags full of winter clothes, toys, groceries, and other supplies. Due to the pandemic, Huddle for the Holidays pivoted from an in-person event to an opportunity to partner with other organizations serving the greater Pittsburgh area. Players hand-delivered the packages to 12 community organizations.

“This is near and dear to my heart and [is] just special, because the Steelers are able to partner with Convoy of Hope,” said Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

“Convoy of Hope is a great cause and a great organization to bring us together,” added rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth. “It’s awesome to be a part of that. The more I can give back, the more I feel a part of this community.”

Thanks to partners like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Convoy can consistently provide relief to those who need it — throughout the holidays and year-round. This event was also made possible by Convoy Nation, a fanbase of kindness with Convoy of Hope.

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Drought, food insecurity, and the disruption of education have left around 18.3 million people in the Horn of Africa without life-sustaining resources. Convoy of Hope has stepped in to meet immediate needs and provide long-term solutions. Read more at http://h.ope.is/3wBvx0D.