Convoy of Hope recently teamed up with Jacksonville Jaguars’ Daniel Thomas to give back to the community where he went to high school. Thomas came alongside Convoy to put on a Convoy Nation Pro Series Community Event in Montgomery, Alabama.
“It’s all about serving others,” said Daniel.
The event supplied hundreds of Guests of Honor from the Montgomery area — as well as the Friendship Mission shelter — with 1,000 bags of groceries, 1,500 hot meals, 1,000 pairs of socks, and more.
“It’s a blessing just being able to get back to where I started,” said Daniel. “A lot of people make it, and then they forget where they come from, but it’s always part of my character to stay humble and to be a light and give back to others. That’s what I wanted to do for my hometown.”
Retired NFL player Vance McDonald helped Thomas plan and carry out the Pro Series event. Vance started teaming up with Convoy of Hope after he was drafted in 2013. Now retired from the NFL, he works full-time with Convoy of Hope to help deliver hope around the world. He has a special connection with NFL players like Daniel Thomas.
“I’m looking forward to doing more events. Maybe we can make this a lifelong journey,” Daniel said.
Convoy of Hope is thankful for people like Daniel who give back to communities and instill hope.