By Glen Stout

Numerous natural disasters have hit the United States and elsewhere in the last few weeks. Many are wanting to help with recovery efforts, or have already been helping by donating their time, skills, or money.

Now Exeter residents will have an opportunity to contribute to these ongoing relief efforts in various locations. This Saturday, October 14, the Exeter Ministerial Association will have a booth at the Fall Festival in Exeter City Park. Volunteers from Exeter churches will tend the booth and accept donation for Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization located at “the crossroads of America,” in Springfield, Missouri.

Convoy of Hope is a trusted organization that has been in the helping business for more than twenty years. With its fleet of trucks and other means of transport, this international nonprofit has taken much-needed assistance to 48 states and 114 foreign countries. Convoy reports that by mid-September it had delivered “138 loads of product” to Texas cities alone which had been affected by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding.

Concerning their work since 1994, the “Show Me State” charitable says: “Today, more than 80 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. We are proud that we work through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.”

Look for the Exeter Ministerial Association’s Convoy of Hope booth in the City Park this Saturday if you would like to contribute to a good cause. If we can raise $6,000, Convoy of Hope will provide a truck filled with $50,000 worthS of food and necessities that will be sent to one of the recent ravished areas hit by the natural disasters. For more information, contact Pastor Glen Stout, current president of the Ministerial Association: 559-592-2609.

“Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it to me, “ (Matthew 25:40).

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