Response Updates

Convoy of Hope Responds to Hurricane Florence

USA Reported by Convoy of Hope
A Convoy of Hope truck delivers supplies

November 5, 2018 | 11 a.m.

More than seven weeks have passed since Hurricane Florence barreled into the Carolinas, and Convoy of Hope continues to work in areas affected by the storm. We are in the active long-term recovery phase, working with partners and churches to secure building materials.

  • 90,319 individuals served
  • 1,725,844 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,991 volunteers engaged

October 8, 2018 | 1 p.m.

  • 82,437 individuals served
  • 1,575,235 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,949 volunteers engaged

October 5, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

  • 81,234 individuals served
  • 1,552,235 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,871 volunteers engaged

October 3, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.

  • 79,320 individuals served
  • 1,515,673 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,832 volunteers engaged

October 2, 2018 | 9 a.m.

  • 78,159 individuals served
  • 1,493,482 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,812 volunteers engaged
  • 34 communities served

October 1, 2018 | 10 a.m.

  • 74,707 individuals served
  • 1,427,539 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,781 volunteers engaged
  • 31 communities served

September 28, 2018 | 8 a.m.

  • 73,087 individuals served
  • 1,396,560 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,753 volunteers engaged
  • 30 communities served

September 27, 2018 | 9 a.m.

  • 64,676 individuals served
  • 1,235,851 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,729 volunteers engaged

September 25, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.

  • 43,634 individuals served
  • 828,961 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,620 volunteers engaged

September 24, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.

  • 36,765 individuals served
  • 732,567 pounds of product distributed
  • 1,591 volunteers engaged

September 21, 2018 | 11 a.m.

  • 29,753 individuals served
  • 643,927 pounds of product distributed
  • 886 volunteers engaged

September 20, 2018 | 1 p.m.

Yesterday Convoy of Hope held the first drive-thru distribution in response to Hurricane Florence — serving nearly 400 cars of people with relief supplies. Convoy’s debris removal team has also begun clearing trees and helping families clean up their properties, including properties of some first responders.

  • 21,980 individuals served
  • 470,290 pounds of product distributed
  • 575 volunteers engaged

September 18, 2018 | 1 p.m.

WILMINGTON, NC — With the help of local volunteers, Convoy of Hope’s team began bagging food items and set up both walk-up and mobile points of distribution. Teams also traveled to affected neighborhoods to distribute relief supplies.

More than 167,000 pounds of supplies have been distributed to more than 7,000 people in Wilmington, Raleigh, and Raeford, North Carolina. Our teams continue to distribute supplies today. The team is also doing damage assessment so we can begin cleanup for homeowners.

September 16, 2018 | 7 p.m.

WILMINGTON, NC — Convoy of Hope reached Wilmington, North Carolina, late on Saturday, September 15, with several truckloads of supplies. We began unloading supplies last night and continued to set up our distribution site this morning.

All roads leading into and out of Wilmington are now closed, likely making Convoy one of the only relief organizations in the area at this time. Today, our team sent several loads of supplies to churches and shelters in the area.

September 15, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

WILMINGTON, NC — Convoy of Hope response teams are en-route to heavily-affected Wilmington, North Carolina, on the coastline. We will set up a base of operations to service both North and South Carolina as needed.

Supplies are also being delivered to the North Carolina National Guard and Emergency Management officials around the state for distribution at multiple sites, including shelters. As our teams work in tropical storm conditions, rain and wind are major factors. Safety is a top priority for our team and partners as we proceed.

September 13, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Convoy of Hope’s advance team arrived in North Carolina this afternoon. The supplies are pre-positioned west of Florence-affected areas, ready to respond after Hurricane Florence passes through. Another team deployed this morning with a full convoy of 11 vehicles, including relief supplies, a shower truck, and our mobile command unit. The team is set to reach the Carolinas late Friday.

September 12, 2018 | 4:20 p.m.

The first truckload of supplies left Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center this morning and is headed for North Carolina with an advance team. The truck contains food, water, generators, and other relief items to be pre-positioned just outside Florence’s pathway.

A full fleet of vehicles, with more relief supplies, is set to deploy tomorrow morning to join the advance team later this week. Hurricane Florence remains a Category 3 storm, expected to produce catastrophic flooding and wind speeds exceeding 74 mph.

September 10, 2018 | 5 p.m.

As Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane on the East Coast, Convoy of Hope is preparing to deploy Disaster Services teams. On Wednesday morning, Convoy will send an advance team to assess the storm. On Thursday, Convoy will then send a full team to the area with equipment and several truckloads of disaster relief supplies from their World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Convoy of Hope’s goal in responding to Hurricane Florence is to give people help and hope in times of great need. Teams in the field will distribute relief supplies to storm survivors, coordinate volunteers, and assist in cleanup efforts. Convoy will be working closely with local, state, and federal officials in this response.

“This month is National Preparedness Month. Our team has been watching and preparing to respond to Hurricane Florence,” Convoy of Hope National Spokesperson, Jeff Nene says. “We stand ready to help those affected by this powerful storm.”


The demands of helping people are real and Convoy of Hope founder @HalDonaldson can speak to that first-hand. Swipe to see what other leaders have to say about “What Really Matters”. 👉 Make sure to enter the @goodreads giveaway at to win a free copy! 📚