It's not uncommon to hear of someone suffering from a health condition, starvation or not having a home.
That is where Convoy of Hope comes in.
"We got about 80 tons of groceries thanks to Convoy of Hope and their partnership with Maryland Food Bank. We're going to be able to send many many families home, thousands of families home with groceries today," says Melissa Linn, assistant coordinator.
Since 1994, this nonprofit organization has helped millions of families around the globe with food, clothing, medical aid and employment.
They have impacted the lives of nearly 16 million people and have been active in 26 countries with only one intention and that is to turn lives around through compassion.
Everything at the event was free including medical checkups, haircuts, massages and groceries.
"Just to see them get their haircut and then head over to get a free family portrait and walk away with a quality family portrait looking beautiful. It's really wonderful to see lives touched in that way," adds Linn.
Convoy of Hope is well known for their disaster response in which they have placed shelters and distributed more than $100 million worth of food to needy families around the world.
Some have even walked out of the event with a job. People were also able to discover health concerns they never even knew they had.
"When you have opportunities to give back, give back. It might not be huge, it might not be a lot but everybody can do something and it's amazing when people come together and cooperate the differences you can make in lives," says Kurt Snyder, local coordinator.
Snyder says we may take advantages for granted at times and that is why he encourages everyone to take the time to stop and see who can use a hand because it will make a difference.
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