Convoy of Hope asks for volunteers for 'Day of Kindness' event this weekend

Published: May. 31, 2018 at 11:06 PM CDT
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Convoy of Hope will stop in the Springfield area on Saturday, June 2, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds to provide a day of kindness for local residents.

Convoy of Hope is offering $1 million in goods and services including groceries, veteran services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, a kids zone, a hot meal and more, while supplies last. All are welcome and no I.D. is required.

Convoy of Hope does these events all over the country. The organization did its first and only one in Springfield two years ago. More than 8,100 turned out to receive help at that event. Event organizers have been planning this event for nine months. It is a collaboration of many community volunteers, churches, businesses, and even the City of Springfield. They have 1,300 volunteers signed up to help.

"We can't change everything in one day but it's a catalyst to continue what's going on already by wonderful organizations in Zone 1 and for the people who come through, to encourage that little spark of hope, and I've said before, that spring board of hope is the thing that can be life-changing, and that's what we're here to do," said Linda McAllister, event coordinator.

The gates here at the fairgrounds open tomorrow at 10:00. There is no ID required. The event will go as long as supplies last, so get here early. If you would like to help, visit or contact Mark Hillenburg at (417)-849-4313 or