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Nationwide & International

Disaster Services

During times of natural and humanitarian disaster, Convoy of Hope responds with tangible aid and compassion.

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What We Do

When disasters come …

When you link arms with Convoy of Hope to provide disaster relief, 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.

Brittney
Hurricane Harvey Survivor

Statistics

By the numbers.

Disaster relief teams deliver aid.

Natural disasters kill on average 60,000 people per year.

After a disaster relief is delivered to those in need.

In the past, floods and drought have been the deadliest natural disasters. Now, earthquakes cause the most fatalities.

Disaster relief supplies delivered

Natural disasters disproportionately impact low-income countries that often don’t have the infrastructure to provide safeguards, warnings, and efficient responses.

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Gift of Hope

Food & Water for a Family ($25-$100)

After a disaster strikes, basic necessities become scarce. Your gift today can provide hope to a family. By providing them with the food and water they desperately need, you are letting them know they are not alone.

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Disaster Forms

There are many types of disasters.

The Center for the Epidemiology of Disasters classifies them here.

Impact

Real help in times of real need.

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550+

U.S. & International Disaster Responses to Date

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21M+

Meals Distributed in 2021

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2M+

People Served in 2021

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64

Disaster Responses in 2021

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Preparedness saves lives. Having the resources to respond means getting there faster and doing more.

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Approach

Hope in every storm.

Convoy of Hope 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. 

Disaster relief delivered through floodwaters created by Hurricane Irma

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.
  • Equipping trained staff and volunteers to respond quickly, efficiently, and with compassion.
  • Utilizing domestic warehouses for continued support during disasters.
  • Employing a specialized 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 respond to disasters.
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Global Disaster Response

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 international warehouses with relief supplies.
  • 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.

Objectives

Disaster relief strategy. 

Preparedness & Mitigation

Convoy equips partners and volunteers around the world. Team members and volunteers are regularly trained in preparedness and resilience. Convoy of Hope equips each individual with the wisdom and skills they need to respond to a disaster. By doing this, communities sustain less damage and recover more quickly after a disaster.

Monitoring

From natural disasters to the ever-changing climate of conflict and economic situations, Convoy of Hope’s team is always monitoring crises around the world. By staying in contact with on-the-ground partners, Convoy gains a better understanding of situations and how to respond.

Response

Response efforts vary depending on the nature of a disaster. After a disaster, Convoy equips national, state, and local partners with information and resources they need to provide immediate help. Often, that takes the form of distributing relief supplies like food, clean water, and hygiene kits.

Recovery

Convoy of Hope’s goal is to help individuals and communities return to self-sustainability after a disaster. Depending on the need, Convoy organizes debris removal, leads cleanup efforts, distributes building materials, facilitates income generation projects, and conducts agricultural training. Each of these components help in the recovery process. In some situations, Convoy continues to work for months — or even years — to bring relief to those who are suffering.