Convoy of Hope

The Franklin Parish Convoy of Hope Community Event will be March 30 at Davis Park beginning at 10 a.m.

Residents of Franklin Parish are encouraged to attend to take advantage of free health, community and veteran services, groceries, lunch, haircuts and prayer.

A kid’s zone with jumpers will also be offered to children at the event for free.

“We want to bring everybody together,” said Curtis Wilson, event organizer. “We want to give people something to talk about that is positive. We also want to reach people. Our ‘guests of honor’ will be the people who come to the event who God himself has ordained them to be there.”

The event’s first objective is to bring a diversity of spirituality, community, business, government and stake holders together, said Wilson.

Convoy of Hope is a 25-year-old nonprofit organization started by three brothers and a sister. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 115 million people have been served through Convoy of Hope.

“We’re here to serve Franklin Parish,” Wilson said. “From this event, people will walk away with a full belly. People will walk away with information on how to get out of their situations, and hopefully, they will walk away with the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

For anyone interested in volunteering for the event, a rally will be held March 29 at 6 p.m. in Davis Park.

For more information about Convoy of Hope or how to help call (318) 235-9574 or e-mail drushing@standforhope.org.

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