Response Updates

Convoy of Hope Responds to Tornadoes in the Southeast

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January 31, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to volunteers who donated their time, we were able to serve more than 3,300 people in Mississippi and Georgia following the deadly tornadoes. More than $61,000 worth of resources were distributed and 10 work orders were completed assisting residents with debris removal and cleanup.

January 26, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.

Our response continues in Mississippi and Georgia, as residents receive emergency relief supplies and teams work to clear vegetative debris. Nearly 58,000 pounds of resources have been delivered to the affected areas and more than 2,900 storm survivors have been served.

January 24, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.

ALBANY, GA — As more severe weather hit the southeast over the weekend, two tornadoes touched down in Georgia, affecting approximately 100-150 homes. A truckload of food, water, and cleaning supplies will be delivered to Albany later today. In Mississippi, our response continues with the distribution of supplies, debris removal, and chainsaw operations. So far, 28,000 pounds of resources have been delivered to the affected areas.

January 23, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.

PETAL, MS — Our Disasters Services team has set up a base of operations at Walmart in Petal, Mississippi, where volunteers are gathering to complete mobile distributions. From there, team members and volunteers are delivering emergency relief supplies to people affected by the tornadoes. Debris removal operations will begin this afternoon.

“FEMA now reports an estimated 1,000 homes have been affected,” says Stacy Lamb, U.S. Response Director. “But residents are in good spirits as many friends, neighbors and organizations have been mobilized to help.”

January 21, 2017 | 5 p.m.

HATTIESBURG, MS — Our Disaster Services team is responding to tornadoes that caused destruction in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, area where an estimated 200 homes have been affected. A team is en route with a tractor-trailer load of relief supplies including water, sports drinks, hygiene kits, and various cleaning supplies.

“Our team will arrive later tonight and start surveying the area first thing in the morning to identify the areas of greatest need,” says Stacy Lamb, U.S. Response Director. “We will continue to work with our local partners to help as many people as possible in the coming days.”

Additional personnel will deploy tomorrow with equipment for tree and debris removal operations.


Today, we're dedicating the new Regional Distribution Center in Sacramento, California. It has already been instrumental in our responses this year in helping survivors of wildfires in Hawaii, Washington state, and Canada. We're excited! 🥳