Convoy of Hope Launches Texting Campaign to Provide Food for Haiti

Jan 27, 2010, 19:59 ET from Convoy of Hope

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Convoy of Hope launched a texting campaign today with the goal of raising $2 million that can provide 10 million meals for hungry children and families in Haiti.

"In Haiti we have strong supply lines, strategic points of distribution, longstanding partnerships and a dedicated team that can get food, water and supplies where they are needed most," says Jim Batten, executive vice president of Convoy of Hope. "But we need help to reach our goal of 10 million meals for Haiti."

Those who are interested in supporting Convoy of Hope's Haiti relief efforts can text CONVOY to 50555 to make a $10 donation. Every $10 donation, says Batten, can buy 50 meals in Haiti.

"We distributed 1.6 million meals in the first two weeks after the earthquake," he adds. "But the need for food in Haiti is still great and will remain so for many months to come. We want to provide as many meals as possible to help ease the suffering of the earthquake victims."

For more information on Convoy of Hope or for photos contact:

Jeff Nene

Convoy of Hope / Senior Director — Communications and Technology

O-417.823.8998 Ext. 360



Kirk Noonan

Convoy of Hope / Communications Director

O-417.823.8998 EXT. 465


Founded in 1994, Convoy of Hope exists to feed millions of people in need in the United States and around the world through children's nutrition initiatives, citywide outreaches and disaster response.

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