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Convoy of Hope dedicates distribution center in California

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Springfield-based humanitarian nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope has opened the first "in what could be a series of strategically placed distribution centers," officials say.

A grand opening and dedication ceremony was held yesterday at Convoy of Hope's new 70,000-square-foot distribution center in Sacramento, California, according to a news release.

“From this place, hope will spread across Sacramento, across the West Coast and around the world,” Convoy of Hope founder and President Hal Donaldson said in the release.

Nonprofit officials say the facility is the first regional distribution center for Convoy of Hope. It also represents a homecoming, as Convoy of Hope first was established in Northern California in 1994.

The Sacramento distribution center is designed to allow Convoy of Hope to more quickly distribute relief supplies, such as food, water, paper goods and cleaning supplies, to locations on the West Coast, according to the release.

Locally, Convoy of Hope is putting the finishing touches on its $37 million, 200,000-square-foot global headquarters and training center near the border of Springfield and Republic.

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