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 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.

Brittney
Hurricane Harvey Survivor

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Give to the Crisis Relief Fund.

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

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Statistics

By the numbers.

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

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.

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.

488

U.S. and international disaster responses to date.

200M+

Meals delivered to communities in response to COVID-19.

4.5M+

People served in 2020.

62

Disaster responses in 2020.

2021 Gift Catalog

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Gift of Hope

Relief Supplies ($8,900)

When Convoy of Hope responds to disasters, teams rely heavily on donated goods to help families in great need. Your gift today helps procure, transport, and distribute one load or one container of critical relief supplies where needed most.

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Approach

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.

Objectives

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.

Monitoring

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

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.

Recovery

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.