Gleaning For The World was officially recognized by The United States Congress for our dedication and service.
It official record reads:
RECOGNIZING THE SERVICE AND DEDICATION OF THE MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS AT GLEANING FOR THE WORLD, INC
HON. ROBERT HURT
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, September 8, 2016:
Mr. HURT of Virginia: Mr. Speaker, I submit these remarks to recognize the service and dedication of the members and volunteers at Gleaning For The World, Inc.
Gleaning For The World is a non-profit, humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving supplies and equipment to those in need at home and abroad. From its beginning in the basement of its founder, Reverend Ronald Davidson, the organization expanded to an ever-growing facility in Concord, Virginia and now serves more than 55 countries. Gleaning For The World currently utilizes over 2,100 local volunteers and expects that number to increase to over 4,000 with the recent addition of its new Volunteer Center.
The organization prides itself on operating innovatively and efficiently. Forbes Magazine recognized Gleaning For The World four of the last five years as “The Most Efficient Large Charity in America.” Rather than serving as a stand- alone charity, it partners with churches and other charitable organizations to coordinate and maximize the strengths of all for the common good. Over the course of 17 years, Gleaning For The World saved over 35 acres of landfill space by repurposing products for humanitarian purposes. For every dollar donated, it places $103 worth of supplies domestically and $212 worth of supplies internationally.
Gleaning For The World serves as a first responder non-profit for emergencies in the United States and provides water and other critical supplies within hours of natural disasters at home. Recently, the organization served as a critical resource in its own backyard following devastating tornado damage in Appomattox County. Gleaning For The World continues that role to this day as a long-term relief coordinator for Appomattox County.
I ask the Members of this House of Representatives to join with me in Thanking Gleaning For The World, Reverend Ronald Davidson and all of its members and volunteers, for its unwavering; dedicated service at home and abroad.
In addition, Gleaning For The World was presented with an American flag which was flown in our honor over the U.S. Capitol building on September 15, 2016. We are deeply honored by Rep. Robert Hurt (VA-5) and The United States Congress’s recognition for our dedication to alleviating suffering at home and around the world.