“Devastating is the word to describe it,” said Pastor Kody of Compassion Church in Waverly, Tennessee. He and his wife, Samantha, were shocked by the damage the floods caused.
“It came out of nowhere,” Samantha said.
To date, Convoy of Hope has sent four tractor-trailers full of food, water, and relief supplies to flood survivors in Tennessee.
“We’re so appreciative,” said Kody. He added that, in the days since the flood, he and Samantha have seen many families reunited and hope restored to those in their community who had none.
Missy is one of these people. She received a phone call from her mother and stepfather, who called to say their goodbyes as the floodwaters washed over their vehicle while they were driving.
“They were telling us bye,” Missy said through tears. “They were ready to go.”
Miraculously, a man came walking out of the woods in the nick of time and pulled her mother and stepfather out of the water with a rope.
“I have no idea who he was or where he came from — still don’t know,” she said.
Thankfully, for Missy and much of the Waverly community, hope persists despite this crisis. Thank you for supporting Convoy of Hope as we serve the people affected by this disaster. With your help, we can provide hope in every storm.
August 23, 2021 | 10:40 a.m.
As floodwaters recede, officials in Tennessee have a better understanding of the damage caused by massive flooding over the weekend. At least 21 people are confirmed dead while 20 others remain missing. The flooding also damaged infrastructure, schools, and homes.
Convoy of Hope responded immediately by sending a tractor-trailer load of food, water, and relief supplies to partners in the area. We will continue to work with local partners and equip them with resources as needed.
August 22, 2021 | 10:55 a.m.
Convoy of Hope is responding to deadly floods in Tennessee by sending food, water, and relief supplies to the hardest hit areas.
Middle Tennessee residents woke up to severe flooding this weekend. At least 10 people have lost their lives in the floodwaters, and approximately 40 people are still missing as of Sunday morning, according to local authorities. Some areas received more than 15 inches of rain, which washed out homes, prompted water rescues, and closed roads. The National Weather Service reports that the Waverly, Tennessee, area got about 20-25% of their yearly rainfall total in a single morning.