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Making Holidays Brighter for Those in Need

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Rural Initiatives Thanksgiving Basket

Convoy of Hope and approximately 20 churches came together to pool resources and make the holidays brighter for those in need. Convoy helped facilitate Thanksgiving basket distributions throughout Atlanta, Savannah, Vidalia, and surrounding areas in Georgia last weekend.

“We’ve done this for a couple years, and what we found was people were even more receptive this year. When one woman opened the door, she couldn’t even speak, she was just so overwhelmed with emotion,” said Joe Gabbard, Lead Pastor at Vidalia First Assembly of God.

Volunteers met people on their front porches at homes throughout six communities around Vidalia, and it opened the door to lasting relationships.

“Even if there is not great financial need … just to show up with a gift after all this, to provide [people] with hope, and to say someone cared enough about you to want to bless you — that was more needed this year than even at the beginning of the pandemic.”

Because of your generosity, Convoy provided canned goods, dry goods, and other goods. With the help of partners and volunteers, individuals in these communities can now have a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

“We really need to take care of our neighbor right now, and that is the blessing of partnering with Convoy. As a church, we have a limited amount of resources. It seems the need is always greater than the supply. So we are so grateful to partner with Convoy of Hope to help fill in the gap,” Joe said.

Thank you for supporting Convoy of Hope in providing people around the world with the means to cultivate brighter futures and bigger dreams.

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