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Convoy of Hope Response Hurricane Ida is Ongoing
SPRINGFIELD, MO — October 14, 2021 — Convoy of Hope is continuing its response to Hurricane Ida across southern Louisiana.
Convoy’s Disaster Services team is now transitioning into a new phase of response to the hurricane, focusing on strategic resourcing and long-term recovery. In the weeks to come, Convoy of Hope will continue to work alongside partners in and around the disaster zone to create a sustainable means of recovery.
After several weeks of ongoing response, Convoy has distributed more than 3.5 million pounds of relief supplies to more than 200,000 individuals in affected areas. Additionally, Convoy has distributed multiple loads of food, water and relief supplies in the Northeastern U.S., where remnants of Ida devastated communities.
“We couldn’t do this without your help, so thank you to all of you who have supported our efforts here in southeast Louisiana as we respond and help those who have been affected by Hurricane Ida,” said Stacy Lamb of Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team.
Ida knocked out power for more than 1 million residents of Louisiana — including the entire city of New Orleans — tore apart buildings, overtopped levees and flooded communities across Louisiana’s coast.
To date, Convoy of Hope has served more than 50 communities across Louisiana following Hurricane Ida. More than 60 different churches, organizations and operational partners have joined Convoy in this response.
Convoy will continue to provide relief to those in need during this crisis. To contribute to Convoy of Hope as this response continues, click here.
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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.