Convoy of Hope providing goods, services, jobs in Detroit

Convoy of Hope is providing more than $1 million in free goods and services Saturday to city residents.

Working in cooperation with the city of Detroit and 30 Metro Detroit ministries, the faith-based international humanitarian organization expects to provide free groceries, clothing, haircuts, job training and other services to around 6,500 Detroit residents from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bishop Park, which is adjacent to Northwestern High School.

The event kicks off a commitment to deliver an additional $5 million in goods and services to Detroit residents over the next five years.

“A lot of the residents here live in hopelessness,” said Herald Sallee, regional director of Convoy of Hope of Michigan. “Our goal is to share love and kindness. Jesus said to give a cold cup of water; that’s what we’re going to do.”

The event will offer health services, haircuts and family portraits as well as connect guests with community, education, jobs and veterans services. Local businesses also have donated 10,000 hot dogs, buns and bags of chips to feed guests. Children can enjoy about a dozen inflatables the group will set up in the park.

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