May 16, 2017 | 4:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team has continued delivering truckloads of relief supplies to communities in need. So far, 29 tractor-trailer loads have been delivered totaling nearly $1,000,000 in resources.Over the weekend, we mobilized more than 100 volunteers to clean up several properties in the community of Van Buren, Mo. We will continue to monitor the situation around the state for additional resources, as needed.
May 10, 2017 | 2:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our response continues as five additional loads were deployed this morning to provide relief supplies to flood survivors in Missouri and Arkansas.So far, more than 40,000 people in 27 communities have been served and over 750,000 pounds of relief supplies have been delivered. This weekend, the team will help mobilize volunteers to begin debris removal operations and cleanup.
May 7, 2017 | 2:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our team has continued to deliver much-needed resources throughout the weekend and they have worked seamlessly to move multiple loads per day over the last week.We are continuing to provide relief supplies for communities reeling from the recent floods. We have served 22 communities and distributed more than 500,000 pounds of resources. We will continue to resource communities in need and will begin planning debris removal operations in the coming days.
May 5, 2017 | 7:30 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team has expanded our response into Oklahoma and is expected to expand into Arkansas in the coming days.We have delivered 14 tractor-trailer loads and served 17 communities so far including: Branson, Ellington, Neosho, West Plains, Thomasville, Dora, Van Buren, Eminence, Bull Creek, Fremont, Ellsinore, Doniphan, Waynesville, Tecumseh, Bakersfield, Arnold and as of yesterday, Stigler, Oklahoma. More than 400,000 pounds of relief supplies have been delivered and nearly 22,000 flood survivors have been served. We have several more loads in the queue for the next several days and will continue to work throughout the weekend to help meet these immediate needs.
May 3, 2017 | 12:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Eleven loads with more than 300,000 pounds of relief supplies — including food, water, cleaning supplies and hygiene items — have been delivered and distributed to 15 communities so far. Our team is continuing to work with local partners in the region to identify the areas of greatest need.
May 1, 2017 | 08:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Nearly 300 volunteers assisted our team in serving 400 cars through our point of distribution site today. Additionally, several people loaded pickup trucks and delivered resources to areas that are still inaccessible due to high water. Areas served include West Plains, Dora and Thomasville.More than 150,000 pounds of product has been distributed in six different areas of the state so far. Tomorrow, we will move into Van Buren and Eminence, and will also send a load of relief supplies to Bull Creek Village, just north of Branson.
April 30, 2017 | 03:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Convoy of Hope is responding to historic flooding in Missouri following days of torrential rain. Governor Eric Greitens has declared a state of emergency as flash flooding continues in many areas.Convoy's response began Saturday in Branson where we resourced local first responders with water and sports drinks. A load of bottled water was also delivered to Ellington where the local water treatment plant was flooded. "Today, we have several truckloads of emergency relief supplies en route to additional areas that have been affected," says Stacy Lamb, U.S. response director. We are sending supplies — food, water, hygiene items and cleaning supplies — to West Plains where a majority of the town flooded including two main grocery stores. A point of distribution will be set up and supplies will be distributed starting Monday morning. We also have a truckload of water on its way to Neosho to help residents affected. "We are working with the Missouri State Emergency Management team to identify the areas of greatest need," adds Lamb. "We will continue to respond, as needed, in the coming days." Follow the response here.