Convoy of Hope Goes NASCAR Braun Racing donates Convoy of Hope sponsorship in Busch Series at Dover International Speedway Springfield, Mo. -- Convoy of Hope has its name splashed across more than semi's this weekend. With Convoy of Hope's...
Convoy of Hope Goes NASCAR
Braun Racing donates Convoy of Hope sponsorship in Busch Series at Dover International Speedway
Springfield, Mo. -- Convoy of Hope has its name splashed across more than semi's this weekend. With Convoy of Hope's fleet of trucks still serving Katrina's victims throughout the Gulf, the Braun companies have adopted the organization, providing it with $1.5 million of supplies. In order to help spread the word, Braun Racing will also run a Convoy of Hope paint scheme on the #32 Chevy in this weekend's Dover 200. The car will be driven by Jason Leffler who won the 2003 NCTS race at Dover in May 2003.
Todd Braun, Braun Racing owner says, "The Braun companies have pulled together to help provide much needed goods to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We are donating $1.5 M of disaster relief supplies to Convoy of Hope for their relief operations. In addition to the donation, Braun Racing will be running a very special Convoy of Hope paint scheme on the car this weekend. The victims of Hurricane Katrina need our help and what better way to do that than to spread the word through our race team."
Approximately 5,000 volunteers have served at the Convoy of Hope's Gulf distribution sites and canvassed neighborhoods to serve those who cannot come to them. The organization estimates that it has provided relief supplies and medical assistance to 3 million people. It has sent more than 400 truckloads of relief supplies to the affected area.
As part of its long-term commitment to rebuilding lives and restoring homes, Convoy of Hope is continuing to provide Major Distribution Sites in Waveland, Miss. and Gautier, Metarie (New Orleans), and Slidell, La. From these main hubs, it will service and provide relief supplies to Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Long Beach, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian, Pascagoula, Picayune, and Wiggins, Miss. and Lafayette, La. Convoy of Hope has also opened a 60,000 sq. ft. regional warehouse in Hammond, La. to better serve the region.
Please visit www.convoyofhope.org to stay updated on Convoy of Hope's Hurricane response.