Thousands of people attended the Convoy of Hope event at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing Saturday. The event was run by a national faith-based charity, hoping to ease the financial pains for people across the country.
From haircuts to groceries, even health screenings and some face painting. Convoy of Hope had a lot to offer the community and it was all for free. It was a way to help out Omaha residents in need.
Rush Nash even managed to snag something for her son. “I got groceries and shoes. He just blew through his last pair of shoes yesterday. For Nash, a mother of six, the timing couldn’t have been better. “It’s a huge relief because I was just wondering how I was going to get him another pair of shoes, because I don’t get paid until next Friday, so it’s a blessing.”
Michael Barrett said he was happy to get a free haircut. “It saves you money and with the economy the way it is a free haircut is a free haircut.”
The event wasn’t just put on by Convoy of Hope, but hundreds of people from local churches volunteered to help. Chad Study said, “We’re having a lot of fun. I see a lot of happy faces and a lot of people are appreciative the services we’re providing.”