A cordial thanks to all who attended the 2014 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 9 in Jefferson City. We heard from Hal Donaldson, co-founder and CEO of Convoy of Hope, a Springfield-based humanitarian aid organization that has distributed food and supplies to millions of people around the world after disasters. Please visit this site again to learn more about the 2015 event.
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Our 2014 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Speaker was Hal Donaldson
Hal Donaldson is the co-founder and CEO of the Springfield-based, world-wide humanitarian aid organization Convoy of Hope Inc. Through the non-profit Convoy of Hope, millions of families in need have received groceries, medical and dental screenings, job opportunities and more. Since 1994, Convoy of Hope has responded to hundreds of disasters in the United States and around the world – including the 2011 tornado in Joplin – and more than $400 million worth of food and supplies has been distributed to over 63 million people.
Last fall, Mr. Donaldson led ongoing relief efforts that included volunteers and supplies in response to widespread damage and destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan. More than 126,000 children in 11 countries are enrolled in Convoy of Hope’s feeding initiatives.
An award-winning journalist and popular speaker, Hal Donaldson is the author of more than 30 books, including Midnight in the City, which chronicles his journey to eight American cities, where he traveled with police on the midnight shift and walked the streets interviewing drug addicts, gang members, prostitutes, runaways and the homeless. For his work with Convoy of Hope, Donaldson received the National Distinguished Service in Social Welfare Award in 2009. He received bachelor’s degrees in journalism from San Jose State University and in Biblical theology from Bethany University.
Hal Donaldson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Oral Roberts University and of the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. His wife, Doree, is an accomplished pianist, and received her master’s degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The couple has four daughters: Lindsay, Erin-Rae, Lauren and Haly.
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