As Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category Four hurricane on the East Coast, Convoy of Hope is preparing to deploy Disaster Services Teams.
On Wednesday morning, Convoy of Hope will respond ahead of the storm and send an advance team to be in the area and on the ground assessing the storm. On Thursday, Convoy of Hope will then send a full team to the area with equipment and several truck loads of disaster relief supplies from their World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri.
Convoy of Hope’s goal in responding to Hurricane Florence is to give people help and hope in times of great need. Teams in the field will distribute relief supplies to storm survivors, coordinate volunteers and assist in cleanup efforts. Convoy of Hope will be working closely with local, state and federal officials in this response.
“This month is National Preparedness Month. Our team has been watching and preparing to respond to hurricane Florence,” said Convoy of Hope National Spokesperson, Jeff Nene. “We stand ready to help those affected by this powerful storm.”
Convoy of Hope has responded to more than 360 international and domestic disasters to date, delivering more than 516 tractor-trailer loads of relief supplies in 2017 alone. Millions of survivors have been helped thanks to the local churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits, donors and volunteers who make Convoy of Hope’s work possible.
For more information on Convoy of Hope’s response to Hurricane Florence, contact Jessica Blake, Public Relations Director, at (417) 838-3015 or Jeff Nene, National Spokesperson, at (417) 860-2196.