Convoy of Hope has deployed trucks and teams to Joplin, Mo. The city took a direct hit from a tornado, on Sunday night, that decimated a large swath of the city and killed at least 89 people.
“Our prayers go out to the families in Joplin who lost loved ones, homes and businesses,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope.
Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center in Springfield is less than 90 miles from Joplin.
“Many people in Joplin have supported Convoy of Hope over the years as we have responded to disasters in the United States and around the world,” adds Donaldson. “Today, it’s time to give back. We will do everything in our power to help the people of Joplin recover from this tragedy.”
Early this morning a Convoy of Hope tractor-trailer loaded with water and food left the World Distribution Center. More trucks and disaster response teams followed and took more food, water and snacks.
Teams will deliver food, assess the damage and connect with partners to learn how Convoy of Hope can best serve the devastated community.