Response Updates

Convoy of Hope Responds to Hurricane Harvey

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March 11, 2018 | 8 p.m.

  • 351,680 individuals served
  • 3,277 volunteers engaged
  • 20,181 volunteer hours earned
  • 224 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 8,432,961 pounds of product distributed
  • 22,915 drywall sheets distributed
  • 3,977 insulation bundles distributed

February 2, 2018 | 10 a.m.

  • 323,420 individuals served
  • 3,239 volunteers engaged
  • 19,423 volunteer hours earned
  • 206 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 52 work orders completed
  • 7,496,356 pounds of product distributed
  • 11,899 drywall sheets distributed

December 23, 2017 | 4 p.m.

  • 306,150 individuals served
  • 3,208 volunteers engaged
  • 19,353 volunteer hours earned
  • 195 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 52 work orders completed
  • 6,857,565 pounds of product distributed
  • 4,184 drywall sheets distributed
  • 16,432 Christmas toys distributed

December 18, 2017 | 5 p.m.

  • 301,440 individuals served
  • 3,200 volunteers engaged
  • 19,280 volunteer hours earned
  • 192 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 52 work orders completed
  • 6,814,805 pounds of product distributed
  • 4,184 drywall sheets distributed

December 13, 2017 | 8 a.m.

  • 288,880 individuals served
  • 3,175 volunteers engaged
  • 18,980 volunteer hours earned
  • 184 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 52 work orders completed
  • 6,622,064 pounds of product distributed
  • 2,858 drywall sheets distributed

December 10, 2017 | 5 p.m.

  • 285,740 individuals served
  • 3,168 volunteers engaged
  • 18,681 volunteer hours earned
  • 182 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 52 work orders completed
  • 6,417,198 pounds of product distributed
  • 2,858 drywall sheets distributed

December 8, 2017 | 8 a.m.

  • 279,460 individuals served
  • 3,069 volunteers engaged
  • 18,173 volunteer hours earned
  • 178 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 45 work orders completed
  • 6,362,698 pounds of product distributed

November 20, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.

Our work in Southeast Texas continues.

  • 276,320 individuals served
  • 3,025 volunteers engaged
  • 17,848 volunteer hours earned
  • 176 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 42 work orders completed
  • 6,086,408 pounds of product distributed

November 13, 2017 | 8 a.m.

  • 57 cities served
  • 271,610 individuals served
  • 2,913 volunteers engaged
  • 16,857 volunteer hours earned
  • 173 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 37 work orders completed
  • 6,000,118 pounds of product distributed

November 3, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.

  • 263,760 individuals served
  • 2,733 volunteers engaged
  • 15,294 volunteer hours earned
  • 168 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 30 work orders completed
  • 5,865,753 pounds of product distributed

October 26, 2017 | 2 p.m.

Distribution and debris removal continue in Texas.

  • 57 cities served
  • 257,480 individuals served
  • 2,613 volunteers engaged
  • 14,148 volunteer hours earned
  • 164 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 25 work orders completed
  • 5,839,818 pounds of product distributed

October 20, 2017 | 11 a.m.

Distribution and debris removal continue in Southeast Texas.

  • 57 cities served
  • 252,770 individuals served
  • 2,484 volunteers engaged
  • 13,126 volunteer hours earned
  • 161 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 15 work orders completed
  • 5,560,404 pounds of product distributed

October 12, 2017 | 8:15 a.m.

PORT ARTHUR, TX — We are working with the city of Port Arthur, Texas, to clear debris from residential properties that could not be reached by the debris removal trucks.

  • 57 cities served
  • 251,200 individuals served
  • 2,372 volunteers engaged
  • 11,959 volunteer hours earned
  • 160 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 8 work orders completed
  • 5,560,404 pounds of product distributed

October 9, 2017 | 6:45 a.m.

PORT ARTHUR, TX — Our work in the Port Arthur area continues as we mobilize volunteer teams to do cleanup and distribution.

  • 57 cities served
  • 248,060 individuals served
  • 2,343 volunteers engaged
  • 11,629 volunteer hours earned
  • 158 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 5,527,309 pounds of product distributed

October 5, 2017 | 9:45 a.m.

  • 57 cities served
  • 246,490 individuals served
  • 2,317 volunteers engaged
  • 11,449 volunteer hours earned
  • 157 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 5,505,199 pounds of product distributed

October 3, 2017 | 10 a.m.

PORT ARTHUR, TX — Our team has been doing mobile distributions in Port Arthur, Texas, in conjunction with our local church partner. We have also been using heavy equipment to clean up sites, starting with the local church where we are currently based. So far, we have served more than 240,000 individuals and distributed more than 5.3 million pounds of product.

September 30, 2017 | 10 a.m.

  • 57 cities served
  • 238,640 individuals served
  • 2,286 volunteers engaged
  • 11,219 volunteer hours earned
  • 152 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 5,254,918 pounds of product distributed

September 27, 2017 | 8 a.m.

PORT ARTHUR, TX — Distribution and debris removal has started in Port Arthur, Texas. In addition, we continue to supply distribution sites across the Gulf Coast, as needed.

  • 57 cities served
  • 233,930 individuals served
  • 2,271 volunteers engaged
  • 11,072 volunteer hours earned
  • 149 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 5,157,018 pounds of product distributed

September 25, 2017 | 3 p.m.

PORT ARTHUR, TX — This week, we will stand up debris removal operations in Port Arthur, Texas, where there are approximately 1,800 homes affected by flooding. Volunteer teams from around the country are currently being scheduled to work with us over the next several weeks.

  • 57 cities served
  • 233,930 individuals served
  • 2,261 volunteers engaged
  • 10,958 volunteer hours earned
  • 149 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 5,157,018 pounds of product distributed

September 22, 2017 | 3 p.m.

  • 57 cities served
  • 229,220 individuals served
  • 2,252 volunteers engaged
  • 10,876 volunteer hours earned
  • 146 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 5,023,298 pounds of product distributed

September 17, 2017 | 1 p.m.

As the need for food and water distribution begins to subside, the need for cleaning supplies remains. This week, Convoy of Hope’s team will begin debris removal assessments and start cleanup work.

September 16, 2017 | 5 p.m.

To date, Convoy of Hope has served 56 cities in Texas and has set up nine partner points of distribution that continue to receive multiple loads of emergency relief supplies. More than 216,000 people have been served and 138 tractor-trailer loads of product have been delivered.

September 15, 2017 | 8 a.m.

HOUSTON, TX — The Disaster Services team in Texas continues to distribute resources in multiple cities across affected areas. We will soon be moving our main distribution hub into the Houston-metro area and will secure a more permanent warehouse space for our long-term operations in Southern Texas.

  • 56 cities served
  • 211,950 individuals served
  • 2,205 volunteers engaged
  • 10,618 volunteer hours earned
  • 136 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 4,715,148 pounds of product distributed

September 13, 2017 | 8 p.m.

We have delivered more than 4.5 million pounds of emergency relief supplies to Texas following Hurricane Harvey. We also have more trucks en route. To date, we’ve served more than 200,000 storm survivors in need.

September 12, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.

Convoy of Hope continues to respond in Southeast Texas to serve storm survivors in need. We have nine partner churches that continue to receive multiple loads and resource their respective areas on our behalf for their local points of distribution.

  • 183,690 individuals served
  • 2,131 volunteers engaged
  • 9,942 volunteer hours earned
  • 127 tractor-trailer loads delivered to site
  • 117 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 4,295,354 pounds of product delivered to site

September 8, 2017 | 11 a.m.

Our response in Texas continues.

  • 158,570 individuals served
  • 2,022 volunteers engaged
  • 9,324 volunteer hours earned
  • 118 tractor-trailer loads delivered to site
  • 3,475,852 pounds of product delivered to site
  • $1,903,575 GIK value delivered to site

September 6, 2017 | 1 p.m.

In addition to our response in Southeast Texas, our Disaster Services team is monitoring Hurricane Irma. We already have supplies and a team pre-positioned to respond. To date the latest Hurricane Harvey numbers include the following.

  • 133,450 individuals served
  • 1,777 volunteers engaged
  • 7,891 volunteer hours earned
  • 101 tractor-trailer loads delivered to site
  • 85 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 3,084,482 pounds of product delivered to site
  • $1,862,540 GIK value delivered to site

Today, we had a team bring supplies to one of our partner churches in Wharton. When the trucks got there with new supplies, the church was on its last bit of resources to pass out to the residents. The timing was perfect.

We sent two volunteers to the Bloomington area to check out the needs of the neighborhoods and talk to residents. They found a church that was being used as a shelter because all the other shelters were shut down. There were 30 children there while the parents were at work, and the church had minimal resources. The volunteers gave them everything they had in their pick-up and are going to service them again tomorrow.

September 5, 2017 | 8 a.m.

  • 46 cities served
  • 125,600 individuals served
  • 1,729 volunteers engaged
  • 7,577 volunteer hours earned
  • 97 tractor-trailer loads delivered to site
  • 80 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 2,974,042 pounds of product delivered to site
  • $1,690,251 GIK value delivered to site

September 4, 2017 | 7 a.m.

VICTORIA, TX — Our Disaster Services team will run a point of distribution in Victoria, Texas, again today and continue to identify the areas of greatest need to serve storm survivors.

  • 41 cities served
  • 100,000+ people served
  • 90 tractor-trailer loads delivered
  • 2.6 million pounds of relief supplies delivered
  • 6,800+ volunteer hours earned

September 2, 2017 | 10 p.m.

  • 86,350 individuals served
  • 1,517 volunteers engaged
  • 6,470 volunteer hours earned
  • 72 tractor-trailer loads delivered to site
  • 55 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 2,229,239 pounds of product delivered to site
  • $1,496,542 GIK value delivered to site

September 2, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.

Our Disaster Services team continues to serve Hurricane Harvey survivors in Southeast Texas. Tens of thousands of families are desperate for clean drinking water, food, and supplies. Twenty-four cities have been served to date, including Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Victoria, Sugarland, Refugio, Beeville, Port Lavaca, Bloomington, Georgetown, Tivoli, Port O’Connor, Placedo, Guadalupe, Port Arthur, Sea Drift, Houston, Dacosta, Silsbee, Beaumont, Richmond, Humble, and Austwell.

  • 54 loads delivered
  • 1.5 million pounds of relief supplies distributed
  • 55,000 individuals served

September 1, 2017 | 7 a.m.

  • 42,390 individuals served
  • 1,177 volunteers engaged
  • 5,177 volunteer hours earned
  • 42 tractor-trailer loads delivered to site
  • 27 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 1.5 million pounds of product delivered to site
  • $1,219,427 GIK value delivered to site

August 31, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.

Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, and Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, visited Convoy of Hope’s point of distribution site today in Victoria, Texas, to share words of encouragement with the team.

August 31, 2017 | 2:55 p.m.

According to an article by The Washington Post, “A new analysis from the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center has determined that Harvey is a 1-in-1,000-year flood event that has overwhelmed an enormous section of Southeast Texas equivalent in size to New Jersey.”

August 31, 2017 | 11 a.m.

Here are the most recent stats on our response in Southeast Texas:

  • 32,970 individuals served
  • 917 volunteers engaged
  • 4,130 volunteer hours earned
  • 33 tractor-trailer loads delivered to site
  • 21 tractor-trailer loads distributed
  • 1,120,587 pounds of product delivered to site
  • $1,129,713 GIK value delivered to site

August 30, 2017 | 4 p.m.

VICTORIA, TX — Our Disaster Services team facilitated another drive-thru point of distribution site today in Victoria, Texas, where they served more than 1,300 cars. To date, more than $1 million in emergency supplies have been distributed to communities affected by severe flooding. Communities served so far include Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Victoria, Sugarland, Refugio, Beeville, Port Lavaca, Bloomington, Georgetown, Austin, Tivoli, Port Oconnor, and Placedo.

August 30, 2017 | 9 a.m.

VICTORIA, TX — Many cities in Texas are still without power, including Victoria, Texas, where our team will facilitate another drive-thru point of distribution site today. We have delivered more than $1 million worth of supplies to Texas since our response began and have dozens more truckloads en route. So far, more than 20,000 storm survivors have been served.

August 29, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.

The Disaster Services team continues to work diligently to serve storm survivors in Texas. They have already served thousands of people and delivered more than 500,000 pounds in emergency relief supplies.

August 29, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.

VICTORIA, TX — Hurricane Harvey resulted in catastrophic damage to Southeast Texas, forcing thousands of families to flee their homes in search of shelter. The 130mph winds ripped apart buildings and the record-breaking rainfall flooded streets, businesses, and residential communities.

Like many survivors, Patrick is trying to wrap his mind around the event.

“It’s pretty hard for it to happen, this whole storm. It came in as a tropical depression, and then the next day, it’s a hurricane — Category 4. People just don’t know what to expect. For my roof to come off, and me not to have a home at the moment … it’s just crazy.”

But, in the wake of this horrific disaster, kindness stands firm. Despite dealing with the devastating effects of the storm and the uncertainty of the future, Patrick has chosen to be a force for good in his community. As he volunteers at a Convoy of Hope distribution site, he reflects on his decision to stay in his home town of Victoria, Texas.

“I stayed in a shelter for two days, but they evacuated people to Austin. I wanted to stay and help, so I got off the bus and I stayed here. What else are you going to do? People always give back, and people are going to help me build my house … so why not give back to people before they can give for me?”

Patrick, like many others, has not let his circumstances affect his determination to be kind. Convoy of Hope is privileged to link arms with partners and survivors in the aftermath of disasters. Let’s continue working together to turn moments of kindness into a revolution of kindness.

August 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Quick facts and figures from our friends at the Weather Channel:

  • 2 — the number of other recorded Category 4 hurricanes to make landfall in the Texas Coastal Blend region.
  • 9 — days of heavy rainfall in Texas caused by Harvey.
  • 56 — hours it took for the tropical depression to strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane.
  • 130 — estimated speed of winds (mph) on August 25 near Rockport, Texas.
  • 3,100 — approximate miles traveled by Harvey.
  • 4,323 — days since Hurricane Wilma, the last Category 3 or stronger hurricane that hit the United States.
  • 300,000 — the number of Texans without power on August 26.
  • $20,000,000,000 — the estimated amount of damage in Houston.

August 28, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.

VICTORIA, TX — Our Disaster Services team continues to respond to Hurricane Harvey, which has caused catastrophic flooding across Southeast Texas. So far, five tractor-trailer loads of product have been distributed and more than 20 are in the queue.

The team is operating their distribution site from a 9,000-square-foot tent in Victoria, Texas, and will set up a drive-through point of distribution today. The focus right now is on distributing food, water, and hygiene items, as tens of thousands of people are without power and water, and could be for several days.

We are also distributing product to families in Aransas Pass and Ingleside. The team will continue operating from Victoria in the coming days and will move eastward into Houston as safely as they can.

August 26, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Our Disaster Services team continues to respond to Hurricane Harvey. Winds reached 130 mph overnight and Southeast Texas is expected to receive up to three feet of rain.

Our teams arrived in Texas yesterday and the advance team is in Corpus Christi today working with local partners to identify the areas of greatest need and stage product where we can host distribution sites in the coming days. The rest of our team and Disaster Services fleet plan to arrive later today, weather permitting.

August 25, 2017 | 4:30 p.m.

The Disaster Services fleet and additional team members are now en route to Texas to join the advance team that arrived earlier today. After the storm makes landfall, the team will work on establishing points of distribution to help storm survivors in need.

August 24, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.

Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is responding to Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to be the first major hurricane to make landfall in 12 years in the United States. Harvey is forecasted to become a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds and up to 30 inches of rainfall.

“We have a team deploying later today that will arrive in Texas tomorrow ahead of the storm,” says Stacy Lamb, U.S. Response Director for Disaster Services. “Once in the area, we will work with local partners to establish greatest areas of need and potential distribution sites.”

Our Disaster Services fleet and additional team members will deploy Friday. The team will handle bulk distribution for storm survivors including food, water, and hygiene kits as needed.

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