Presidential candidate Ron Paul toured Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center, applauding the organization’s efforts to feed the hungry and aid disaster victims in the U.S. and abroad.
“It’s organizations like this that give us reason to be optimistic — this is encouraging,” said Paul as he made his way through Convoy of Hope’s 300,000 square-foot warehouse in Springfield, Mo.
Convoy of Hope president and co-founder Hal Donaldson gave the Texas Congressman a brief history of the organization and its mission to help people entrapped in poverty. “Convoy of Hope is a testimony to the generosity of the American people,” Donaldson said.
“I’m grateful to Congressman Paul and his family for taking the time to visit Convoy of Hope,” says Donaldson. “We’re not a political organization — we don’t endorse candidates. But it’s always an honor to inform government officials, regardless of their party, of our efforts to improve the lives of families in need.”
May 12, in Dallas, the organization will launch The Convoy of Hope, a 50-state tour. As part of the tour more than $50 million in goods and services will be provided through local churches, civic organizations and agencies. This is an effort to encourage communities to offer immediate and long-term solutions to their neighbors in poverty. Public officials across the country have joined in this united act of compassion.