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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.
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By the numbers.
In the past, floods and drought have been the deadliest natural disasters. Now, earthquakes cause the most fatalities.
Natural disasters disproportionately impact low-income countries that often don’t have the infrastructure to provide safeguards, warnings, and efficient responses.
There are many types of disasters.
The Center for the Epidemiology of Disasters classifies them here.
Real help in times of real need.
U.S. & International Disaster Responses to Date
Individuals Served During Disaster Responses in 2022
U.S. Disaster Responses in 2022
International Disaster Responses in 2022
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Preparedness saves lives. Having the resources to respond means getting there faster and doing more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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