SPRINGFIELD, MO — August 29, 2021 — Hurricane Ida made landfall this afternoon along the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm. Convoy of Hope’s fleet has already deployed to Northern Louisiana and will begin helping the hardest hit areas as soon as it is safe to do so.
“Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team prepared supplies and equipment to deploy ahead of the storm to help those affected as quickly as possible,” said Stacy Lamb, Senior Director of Convoy’s U.S. Disaster Services team.
Ida gained strength while traveling across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba, growing into one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the state with 150 mph winds. The storm made landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which was one of the costliest storms in U.S. history.
In the days to come, Convoy will continue to offer relief to survivors of Hurricane Ida. Visit convoyofhope.org/convoypress (password “coh”) to view and download media packages. To support Convoy in this response, visit convoyofhope.org/ida-relief or text “IDA” to 68828.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 160 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.