Photo above: A flare-up near Cleveland, just down 519 from Mora, New Mexico, darkens the sky on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, where firefighters have been battling the Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon fire for weeks. Weather conditions described as potentially historic are on tap for New Mexico on Saturday, May 7, and over the next several days as the largest fire burning in the U.S. chews through more tinder-dry mountainsides. (Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
Over the weekend, Convoy of Hope began serving various communities across parts of the U.S., including New Mexico, Missouri, and Oklahoma. In response to the fires, flooding, and tornado damage, Convoy is distributing relief supplies to people in need.
Supplies en route amid New Mexico wildfire
In New Mexico, the Calf Canyon fire is the largest fire in the U.S. so far this year, charring nearly 190,000 acres. It is currently only 43% contained. After being declared a major disaster on May 4, the fire forced thousands of people to leave their homes.
Convoy of Hope is resourcing a partner on the ground with bottled water, which is being delivered directly to disaster shelters.
Distributing relief after Oklahoma tornado
In early May, severe storms moved across Seminole, Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes that caused widespread damage in parts of the state. Many communities are still without power amid cleanup efforts.
Convoy is responding to the tornadoes by delivering a load of tarps, totes, and other cleanup supplies for people recovering from the damage.
Sending help after Missouri flooding
Extremely heavy rainfall in McDonald County, Missouri caused the Elk River to flood. The severe flooding affected both of the county’s water treatment plants, one of which still remains underwater. This has led to a need for bottled water until the treatment plants can be repaired.
Convoy of Hope delivered a box truck filled with bottled water, which was then distributed in partnership with local emergency management in McDonald County. More than 13,800 pounds of product were distributed to 725 people affected by the flooding.
Thank you for partnering with Convoy of Hope to provide relief for communities in need. To learn more about the work Convoy is doing, visit convoy.org/news.