For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2012
Springfield, Mo. – International humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope has dispatched 40 tractor-trailer loads carrying more than 1.5 million lbs. of emergency supplies to storm survivors in New York and New Jersey.
“Our trucks haven’t stopped rolling because our many supporters recognize the significant challenges residents of the Northeast are facing,” says Jeff Nene, national spokesperson for Convoy of Hope. “Churches, civic organizations, corporations and individuals have partnered with us to meet the needs of thousands of people already, but it’s critical that we continue to walk alongside them as they put their lives back together.”
Convoy of Hope’s Global Disaster Response team is working with local partners to coordinate more distributions in the coming days. An additional team of responders deployed from Springfield, Mo., Thursday and will assist teams already in place.
“By next week, we expect to have distributed more than two million pounds of emergency aid supplies, including food and water, to multiple sites in the region,” says Nene.
Those wishing to make a contribution to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts can make a secure online contribution by visiting: http://www.convoyofhope.org. To place a $10 donation on your cellular bill, text the word CONVOY to 50555. Standard text and data rates apply.
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Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.