WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The 2nd annual Convoy of Hope Community event gave groceries and free services to thousands of community members, Saturday. A total of 84 local businesses and churches came together for the event.
Convoy of Hope Community provided free lunches as well as a free bag of groceries, haircuts, shoes, family portraits and other services to attendees.
Coordinator of The Greater Lafayette Convoy of Hope, Terry Gilbert said the event wouldn’t have been possible without the volunteers.
“All the 650 volunteers that came out, that sacrificed today but efforts to prepare for this. They took off of their jobs on Friday to set up and come help make this place a reality," said Gilbert.
Gilbert said he hopes the compassion shown at the event continues carrying on.
“We hope that this day is not just today, that it's going to be a long-lasting change. Both for people that are volunteering and our guest of honor,” said Gilbert.
The event doubled in size from its first year 2016. The next Convoy of Hope is expected to be back in town in 2020.