What We Do
When disasters come …
When you link arms with Convoy of Hope after a disaster, hurting people receive the help and strength they need to get back on their feet. Convoy is committed to helping as much as possible, for as long as possible.
It’s devastating, but it’s been awesome to have everyone come together. Thanks to Convoy of Hope for y’all being here.
Hurricane Harvey Survivor
By the numbers.
In the past, floods and drought have been the deadliest natural disasters. Now, earthquakes cause the most fatalities.
Real help in times of real need.
U.S. and international disaster responses to date.
Meals delivered to communities in response to COVID-19.
People served in 2020.
Disaster responses in 2020.
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Gift of Hope
Hope in every storm.
Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is among the first to respond to disasters. Highly regarded for scalable and effective distribution, Convoy is committed to being a positive force during crises.
Responding to Disasters in the US
Hurricanes, fires, droughts, earthquakes, and tornadoes affect everyone in their path. Convoy of Hope makes a difference by:
- Being centrally headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, for quick response times from coast to coast.
- Ensuring through highly-trained staff and volunteers that help is delivered quickly, efficiently, and with compassion.
- Utilizing four domestic warehouses for continued support during disasters.
- Employing a specialized disaster-response fleet of trucks, heavy and light equipment, and mobile command centers for effective and self-sustaining responses.
- Coordinating tens of thousands of volunteers every year to help communities recover after a disaster.
Global Disaster Responses
Distance and hazardous circumstances are hurdles that Convoy of Hope is comfortable navigating. At the end of the day, the goal is to let people know they aren’t forgotten by delivering tangible relief. Convoy serves by:
- Stocking eight international warehouses with relief supplies that can be deployed in case of a disaster.
- Regularly training local staff and volunteers and equipping them with the capability to respond to disasters in their area.
- Ensuring through access to a global network of partners that Convoy can evaluate, conduct, and complete disaster responses that occur just about anywhere in the world.
- Providing resources and training to people experiencing long-term humanitarian crises, such as drought, famine, civil conflict, and refugee displacement.
Strategy for disaster response.
Preparedness & Mitigation
Partners and volunteers around the world are equipped with preparedness and resilience training on a regular basis. Convoy of Hope works to equip each individual with the wisdom and skills they need to respond to a disaster and to help their communities become more prepared before they experience one.
Convoy of Hope’s team constantly monitors developing weather and natural disaster events, as well as the ever-changing climate of conflict and economic situations. By staying up to date and utilizing on-the-ground connections with partners, Convoy gains a better understanding of the realities in affected areas and can respond quickly.
Response efforts vary depending on the nature of a disaster. Convoy works with national, state, and local partners to equip teams and volunteers with the information they need in order to provide immediate assistance. Often, that takes the form of distributing relief supplies, such as food, clean water, and hygiene kits.
Assisting families and communities in returning to self-sustainability after a disaster is the goal. To do that, teams utilize various initiatives, including organizing volunteers in debris removal and cleanup, distribution of building materials, income generation projects, agricultural training, and assisting in the rebuilding process. Convoy continues to work for months — sometimes even years — to bring relief to those who are suffering.
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