Due to the effects of Ida on the Gulf Coast, its subsequent impact in the Northeastern U.S., and droughts and wildfires in the West, Convoy of Hope is now responding to disasters on all three coasts.
- Hurricane Ida struck on Sunday, August 29, on the Gulf Coast, bringing heavy rains, flooding, and winds in excess of 150 mph. Convoy of Hope pre-positioned relief supplies so that Disaster Services could respond immediately after the storm passed. To learn more about our response to Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, click here.
- As Ida traveled further inland, it caused severe flooding across New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Although the storm lost hurricane strength before it reached the Northeastern states, it proved even more deadly. Convoy of Hope is sending numerous loads of relief supplies to impacted communities. To read more about our response to recent storms in the Northeast, click here.
- Wildfires like the Caldor Fire and the Dixie Fire have burned approximately 2 million acres of land in California — claiming thousands of homes and other structures, and triggering tens of thousands of evacuations. Simultaneous droughts have magnified needs and tensions in these communities. Convoy of Hope is strategically pre-positioning water in affected areas, offering relief to those in need. To read more about our response to the West Coast wildfires, click here.
Convoy of Hope is grateful for those who make responses like these possible. Together, we can provide hope in every storm.