500 tons of supplies en route to affected areas in New York and New Jersey
For Immediate Release:
November 3, 2012
Long Beach, N.Y.—International humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope was joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in distributing food, water and emergency supplies to storm survivors. Millions of people continue to be affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in hard-hit areas like Long Beach, New York. FEMA, The American Red Cross, the Army National Guard and more than 100 volunteers served alongside Convoy of Hope’s Global Disaster Response team.
“It’s heartening to see how people have come together,” said Gov. Cuomo after helping to unload supplies from a Convoy of Hope truck. “You literally have people from across the country that have come in to help.”
In addition to the relief site in Long Beach, New York, a Convoy of Hope tractor-trailer load of supplies was distributed in Bayonne, New Jersey, with the help of volunteers bringing the total distribution in the community to more than 60,000 pounds. Times Square Church in the Theatre District of Manhattan, New York City, New York, has also received the first of several planned deliveries.
“We have 500 tons in aid committed to our relief efforts in New York and New Jersey, thanks to our many generous partners,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We know there are many people suffering in the Northeast and we’re committed to doing what we can to help those who are trying to rebuild their lives.”
Those wishing to make a contribution to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts can make a secure online contribution at http://www.convoyofhope.org, or 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.