Response Updates

Convoy of Hope Responds to Houston Flooding

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May 5, 2016 | 3:30 p.m.

HOUSTON, TX — This week, we partnered with Home Depot to clean out homes and assist affected residents. We have served nearly 5,000 families since our response began and we have distributed more than $162,000 worth of emergency relief supplies to those affected by the flooding, which equals 275,455 pounds.

April 29, 2016 | 10:30 a.m.

HOUSTON, TX — Work orders continue and our points of distribution sites continue to operate. Since our response began, we have delivered nine loads of supplies and served more than 4,300 families affected by historic flooding.

April 25, 2016 | 1 p.m.

HOUSTON, TX — We have been working with local partners and volunteers to serve more than 2,100 families affected by the flooding in Houston. This has been done through mobile distributions, points of distribution sites, and debris removal projects. Hundreds of volunteers have been working diligently to help as many people as possible.

April 21, 2016 | 9 a.m.

HOUSTON, TX — Our Disaster Services team has five additional truckloads of supplies on the way to Houston, including our Mobile Command Center. We expect two additional loads to be en route tomorrow. Once our team is in the area, we will begin distributing supplies and working with local volunteers to assist with cleanup projects.

April 19, 2016 | 12 p.m.

HOUSTON, TX — Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is responding to significant flooding in Houston following extreme rainfall. Five people are dead while hundreds of residents have been forced to evacuate their homes. A county official estimates that 240 billion gallons of rain have fallen in the area, leaving thousands of homes inundated with water and tens of thousands without power. More rain is expected later today and this week.

Convoy of Hope has a truckload of supplies en route to the affected areas to assist residents. We will work in tandem with local partners to distribute emergency relief supplies. In the coming days — when the water recedes — our teams will work with local volunteers to begin debris removal and cleanup projects.

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