Response Updates

Almost a Year Later, Hurricane Ida Response Continues

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Hurricane Ida may have made landfall more than nine months ago, but the mass devastation it caused is still felt by many. That’s why Convoy’s Hurricane Ida response is ongoing in communities hit hardest by the Category 4 storm.

Since the massive storm hit last August, Convoy has worked with partners in more than 65 communities across Louisiana. Teams have provided roughly 4 million pounds of product, distributed appliances and furniture, serviced cars, and repaired roofs and flooring throughout our Hurricane Ida response.

“If it wouldn’t have been for (Convoy of Hope), we wouldn’t have anything at all,” said Anna Lou Hernandez, a lifelong resident of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Louisiana.

Teams were recently in Cutoff, Louisiana, distributing groceries, home goods, baby items, and a hot meal to each guest. Convoy partnered with several local churches to serve 500 families and distribute 1,500 hot meals.

“It’s incredible,” said Joan Brunet, another resident of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe. “Every time I look outside, with all the help we’ve been getting. The community helped a whole lot.”

Convoy of Hope’s Hurricane Ida response is continuing to help families through the long process of recovery. Life continues after a natural disaster — so do the problems and hardships those disasters bring with them. Convoy is thankful for the opportunities to serve survivors of Hurricane Ida. Thank you to each of the partners and donors who make this long-term response possible.

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