Convoy of Hope arrives in Callahan Feb. 16
Convoy of Hope returns to Callahan with a community event that includes food and free services for families.
Area pastors and business leaders have partnered with Convoy of Hope to present a free family-friendly event at West Nassau High School Feb. 16. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Volunteers from Crossroads Family Worship Center, First Baptist Church of Callahan, Second Baptist Church of Callahan, First United Methodist Church of Callahan, Rivers Edge and other fellowships will lend assistance.
Crossroads’ Pastor Jeul Strickland said, “It’s going to be big. We’re offering all of this to the community to help anyone that is in need, free of charge.”
Convoy of Hope will distribute two bags of groceries per family.
In July, the non-profit delivered cleaning supplies and food during a stop at First Baptist Church of Callahan. Before that, Convoy of Hope distributed about $30,000 worth of goods to residents following Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
“Now they’re coming back to the community to do a block party to show that they’re still concerned about our community,” Strickland said. “I am thankful for the cooperation of the pastors and businesses that are helping with this event.”
A hamburger and hot dog lunch will be held in the cafetorium, with enough food to feed 1,500 people, according to organizers.
Haircuts, dental hygiene information, health services and family portraits will be offered. A kids’ zone will feature bounce houses and art and craft projects. West Nassau’s Air Force JROTC Flight 955 will assist with activities. A bloodmobile will also be onsite.
“We’re going to have kids out there as part of their community service projects,” said Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Col. Gregg Kline. “We’re flexible. We’re labor wherever they need it.”
Representatives from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Forest Service and the Callahan Volunteer Fire Department will be also be on campus.