Jocelyn Malagon saw a need and immediately decided to try and meet it. As a young business owner in Missouri, she raised close to $1,000 to cover the cost of bottled water for the people suffering from last month’s deadly winter storms.
Jocelyn made a heartfelt plea on her business’ Facebook page. She asked her followers to join her in helping those living without access to water in U.S. cities because of February’s storms.
“It just kept going up … donations [kept] coming in!” said Jocelyn.
After raising the money, Jocelyn wondered how she would purchase that much bottled water and move it 11 hours south. She called a friend for advice, and that friend pointed her to Convoy of Hope.
“The issues that we have are actually local and not that far away. You don’t have to be overseas [to help],” she said.
Her efforts did just that. Jocelyn helped Convoy of Hope offer relief to others — even in a time when she needed some herself.
“Two months ago, I lost my boyfriend,” Jocelyn said through tears. He had passed away at 26 years old to what doctors believe to be a medical issue.
“I like helping people. I like healing people. I know that my pain is hard. I know what I went through was a tragedy, but these people’s plates are not as big as mine,” she said.
Thanks to Jocelyn and people like you, we delivered 88 truckloads of water and emergency supplies to those affected by February’s massive winter storm — equating to more than 3 million bottles of water. Thank you for helping us bring hope to them and to the world.