Family Life, Life in Detroit

Convoy of Hope Detroit Will Host a Community Event This Saturday

On Saturday, September 22nd, Convoy of Hope will be at Bishop Park in Detroit to serve the community and those who are in need.

The faith-based organization will offer $1 million in goods and services to the community. This will also include groceries, veteran services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, a kids zone, hot meals, and more!

The event is free and open to the public and no I.D. is required. 

Date: Saturday, 9/22

Time: Gates open at 10 a.m. rain or shine

Where: Bishop Park 2971 Ferry Park, Detroit

According to Jonathon R. Yinger President and CEO of CBSL & Broadcast Properties, the job fair will be a big event for Detroiters. Community members can also receive a free 8×10 family portrait.

Convoy of Hope also partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and women will have the opportunity to receive a free exam during the event. The testing will be done in a designated secure area. There will also be a medical tent where community members can receive various medical services. 


Mike Duggan, the Mayor of Detroit, issued an official letter supporting Convoy of Hope Detroit encouraging citizens to participate in the event.

On supporting the Convoy of Hope Detroit event, Mayor Mike Duggan wrote in an official letter:

“Through the past 18 years, Convoy of Hope Detroit has brought a better quality of life to over 30,000 Detroiters in areas surrounding Osborn, Northwestern High Schools, Herman Gardens; for people attending the Superbowl and in 11 different locations around our city through an event called, “Lovefest”.

This year, with the help of Bishop Andrew Merritt and Straightgate International Church and associated networks, the Convoy of Hope/Detroit event will deliver over $1,000,000 in goods and services to the residents of Detroit. Convoy of Hope is currently working with many leaders in the community developing a plan that will deliver an additional $5,000,000 in goods and services to the residents of our city over the next 5 years.

We strongly support Convoy of Hope Detroit and encourage your participation on Saturday, September 22, 2018; 10am to 3:00pm at Bishop Park. On behalf of the citizen of Detroit, I want to wish everyone continued success in all your future endeavors.”

You can get additional details about this community event at www.convoyofhope.org/detroit or contact Jon Yinger at (810) 714 – 4312 / jonry10@aol.com. 

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