Response Updates

National Preparedness Month Begins, Convoy Is Prepared

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September is National Preparedness Month, and Convoy of Hope is raising awareness about the importance of being ready for disaster.

Convoy’s teams spend the entire year preparing to respond to disasters long before they hit. Which is why, on the morning of August 11, team members gathered to review last year’s response to Hurricane Ida.

Attendees learned about the stages of hurricane development as Senior Director of US Disaster Services Stacy Lamb detailed the days leading up to Ida. His presentation explained how Convoy’s Disaster Services team used weather tracking, packed truckloads, and organized distribution teams once they were on the ground.

Stacy also explained what long-term response looks like, as Convoy remains in communities long after a disaster. The training gave drivers, staff, and volunteers a sense of how Convoy stays organized and prepared. It also created a space for ideas on how to prepare even better in the future.

Disaster relief organizations like Convoy don’t just show up to disasters, they prepare as much as possible. This is all part of the formula for making responses efficient and effective.

During National Preparedness Month, take time to learn about how your family can stay safe during storms and be ready for the unexpected. There are simple steps families can take to prepare for whatever comes their way, making them more resilient to a disaster and better equipped to help those around them.

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