After volunteering at a Convoy of Hope community outreach, Brooke Prahl, 18, took her passion to serve and masterminded her own outreach. In August, Prahl’s New London, Wis. community will provide help and hope to hundreds of low-income families, senior citizens, single mothers and those with physical disabilities through Prahl’s outreach, Mission of Hope.
Prahl believes Mission of Hope will be a catalyst for ongoing community service. “I volunteered with Convoy of Hope and it inspired me to make a difference,” says Prahl. “There were people who were in need that I didn’t see before and now I see them. If it wasn’t for Convoy of Hope, I wouldn’t have had this vision.”
“Brooke’s efforts to organize her own community outreach event in her area is one of the reasons Convoy of Hope exists,” says Ron Showers, community outreach director for Convoy of Hope. “By helping people, we also hope to inspire others to do the same.”
Like Convoy of Hope, Prahl’s outreach will feature areas of service such as family portraits, a food tent, free groceries, haircuts, health services, a job fair, a kids zone and a prayer tent. Mission of Hope is a celebration of community at its best. In our preparations for Saturday April 11, 2015 in Waupaca and Saturday August 22, 2015 in New London we are rallying servant leaders together for a day of service to residents who would be willing to be our honored guest. This event is a mere catalyst for the ongoing joy of volunteering and community service. This will be a day where we anticipate serving hundreds of low income-families, seniors, widows/widowers, single parents, and anyone with physical disabilities. These are our “Guests of Honor.”
April 11, 2015
Waupaca Learning Center
We want to thank and invite non-profit, civic, and government programs to collaborate together as we continue to meet the tangible needs among our “Guests of Honor.”
We are partially funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region in collaboration with Waupaca County Department of Health & Human Services, and coordinated by the Waupaca County Caucus 4 Progress.
We are seeking volunteers available to offer others a hand up in the community. Vibrant participation among area businesses, churches, community agencies, and individuals will be crucial for the success of this event. Simply click our menu tab, VOLUNTEER. Please remember our community needs volunteers all year long.
May Mission of Hope be a catalyst to unite a community to meet the needs of others by engaging the community to embrace and encourage those in need while equipping all people with opportunities to volunteer, provide and receive education, support, and opportunities to reinvest in their community.
Augst 22, 2015
New London is located on the border of Waupaca and Outagamie counties in central Wisconsin. There are two rivers within the city limits, the Embarrass River and the Wolf River. New London is a year-round fisherman’s paradise. New London is also a popular destination for river tubing, canoeing, and camping. Each spring, late in March to early April, one can observe sturgeon spawning on the bank of the Wolf River. The Mosquito Hill Nature Center is located on the east side of New London. The nature center has a picturesque 430 acres that borders the Wolf River and offers both indoor and outdoor opportunities.Annual events and activities include car shows, a fishing contest weekend, powered parachute fly-in, 4th of July fireworks, concerts, and much more. Each March, Wisconsin’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade is held with an Irish fest. The town is renamed “New Dublin” for the week.New London is a unique because it offers a small town community feel with nature in all its splendor in its back yard, yet also offers the bigger city attractions and amenities all within a driving radius because of its strategic location being situated between two counties!