The Salvation Army is giving $1 million to Convoy of Hope's humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. The funds will be used to purchase food for displaced Ukrainians and supply the logistics necessary for transporting the goods from other Eastern Europe countries into the war zone.
"This partnership between The Salvation Army World Service Office and Convoy of Hope means that more than $800,000 in food is making its way to the region quickly and efficiently to help those most impacted by this crisis," said Salvation Army Commissioner Kenneth Hodder. "More than 180,000 people will be provided with meals and The Salvation Army is beyond grateful to Convoy of Hope for joining with us in this service."
Leadership from The Salvation Army's national headquarters traveled to Convoy of Hope's World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri, to commemorate the partnership between the two organizations. Aid bound for Ukraine was loaded into Convoy of Hope tractor-trailers immediately following the ceremony.
National Commander Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, National Community Relations and Development Secretary Dale Bannon, and National Secretary of the World Service Office Lt. Colonel George Baker attended the signing on behalf of The Salvation Army.
"The Salvation Army has such an incredible history of meeting the needs of people," said Convoy of Hope President Hal Donaldson. "This generous donation will continue to do that, affecting the lives of Ukrainians in a powerful way and helping Convoy of Hope continue its long-term response to this conflict."
Convoy of Hope has committed to providing 50 million meals to those affected by the crisis. Nearly 7 million Ukrainians have ﬂed to neighboring countries, and nearly 8 million are displaced inside Ukraine.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator every year since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 200 million people since it was founded in 1994.