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Convoy Of Hope Donates 20K USD To Assemblies of God To Support Volta Flood Victims

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Convoy Of Hope Donates 20K USD To Assemblies of God To Support Volta Flood Victims

The Convoy of Hope, an American faith-based non-profit humanitarian and disaster relief organisation, has donated $20,000 through the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Ghana to support the victims of the recent Volta Dam spillage.

Speaking to the media in a press conference in Accra on Thursday, February 29, 2024, the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Ghana, who doubles as the Vice President of the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance, Rev. Dr. Stephen Yenusom Wengam, said that when he first heard about the news of the floods, he promised the victims, after an initial donation, to use his office to reach out to international partners to solicit for extra help for the flood victims across the country.

Rev. Dr. Wengam stated he placed the request through AG Care Ghana, the relief wing of the Assemblies of God Ghana.

According to him, the church first sent a proposal to the Convoy of Hope, USA, detailing the situation at hand and the urgency of their request.

He said Convoy of Hope was swift to respond to their request by giving them a whopping $20,000 to be used to purchase relief items such as vegetable oil, tin tomato paste, bags of rice bars, and cakes of bathing soap, among other things.

“You do recall that at a news conference here on October 18, 2023, I announced our modest response to the devastating flooding in parts of Ghana and promised to reach out to our international partners in my capacity as the Vice President of the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance to solicit help for our brothers and sisters who have been affected by the flooding,” he said.

Rev. Dr. Wengam expressed appreciation to the Convoy of Hope for being swift with their requests.

“So with a thankful heart, we bless Convoy of Hope for igniting hope in the flood victims through this remarkable generosity. This handsome donation complements the humanitarian gestures by the Assemblies of God Church as well as its ministries, departments, and agencies,” he furthered.

In addition, he prayed the Convoy of Hope would consider Ghana a centre for entrepreneurship by giving skills training to both women and girls in rural communities to help alleviate poverty in the country.

He revealed the donation coincided with the 30th anniversary since the creation of Convoy of Hope, which is based in Scramento, California, USA.

The renowned minister commended the media, especially Citi FM and Citi TV, for breaking the news and ensuring that the victims have been supported diverse ways.

He encouraged the government and other benevolent organisations and individuals to come to the aid of victims of the Volta spillage amid the ravaging effects of floods triggered by climate change.

 

 

 

Source: Peacefmonline.com

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