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Inclement Weather Turns to Hope in Seattle

USA Reported by Convoy of Hope

“The event was a success!” Pastor James Reyes of Charisma Seattle said. “To see those faces with tears and laughter, it made all of the preparation and hard work worth it.”

The odds were not in Pastor James’ favor as the date for Charisma Seattle’s walk and drive-thru grocery distribution drew nearer. Weather forecasts called for rain, hail, and snow throughout the weekend. Thankfully, the weather held off during the exact window of time the distribution needed to take place.

The team distributed more than 36,000 pounds of groceries, including canned goods, beverages, meal bars, fruit, and cereal. All of this arrived on a Convoy of Hope truck just days before.

Pastor James and his team recalled seeing people from all walks of life joining together to both give and receive help. Hundreds of grocery bags were given to families in the Seattle area.

“The generosity of Convoy of Hope is really making an impact — everywhere, but especially now in our community,” Pastor James concluded. Although COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on many in his community, he believes that events like this help spread hope in a time when it is needed most.

Charisma Seattle is planning another distribution event in the month of August. With your help, and through partnerships like Charisma Seattle’s, Convoy of Hope is getting closer to achieving our goal of feeding the world. Thank you for allowing us to give hope to those who need it most.


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