Convoy of Hope Delivery
On Friday, September 26th, SOS accepted a donation of 26 pallets of food, water, diapers and other supplies delivered on an 18-wheeler from Convoy of Hope. Almost 30 Volunteers from Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA), whose contributions helped enable the Convoy of Hope donation, were on hand to receive and process the delivery, and assist with other volunteer service projects. The volunteers helped fill bags of food to be distributed in the SOS Food Pantry, packaged diapers, and assembled children’s art kits with paper, crayons, and other items.
SOS Facilities Manager Vanessa Ontiveros said the delivery will be incredibly useful in the months to come. “When Convoy of Hope arrived our shelves were empty and when they left our shelves were full, and that feels great,” she said. “This food will last through the holidays, which is our busy time of year. We are very grateful to Convoy of Hope and MSCA for the generous delivery, and the good people who filled our shelves.”
MSCA was in the Orange County area for their 2014 Annual Conference. Convoy of Hope shipped the tractor-trailer load of supplies from its World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri and United Rentals donated a fork lift to assist with the unloading of the truck.