“Woohoo! Man, this is a lot,” one man said with a smile on his face. In his hands, he had several bags of groceries that NASCAR driver Joey Logano and Las Vegas police officers had given him. He went home with food, socks, hygiene supplies, a prepaid gas card, and hope.
Joey Logano and Las Vegas Raiders tight end Derek Carrier were at the event to greet hundreds of families and to work alongside Convoy of Hope. The distribution took place in partnership with the Joey Logano Foundation, Shell US, and Pennzoil. In total, more than 800 families in need received hope. Las Vegas news stations also spread stories of hope with their coverage of the event.
The distribution took place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. One of the surprises for people who attended was seeing Carrier and Logano in person.
“It worked out great, just being here in Las Vegas and working with Convoy of Hope,” Carrier said.
“We have teamed up with Convoy of Hope; it’s been absolutely amazing out here in Las Vegas,” Logano said. “It’s been a surprise for Derek to come out here, and it’s neat to see the community all come together.”
Convoy of Hope and the partners involved were part of a “pit crew” that took supplies to people. The recipients were among three organizations in Las Vegas, including the Care Complex and The Salvation Army.
This event was made possible by Convoy Nation™. Convoy Nation is a gathering of friends and fans of Convoy of Hope — led by athletes, celebrities, innovators, idealists, and entrepreneurs — who are bent on fighting hunger, poverty, and suffering in partnership with Convoy of Hope.
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