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  • September 17, 2017 | 1:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.As the need for food and water distribution begins to subside, the need for cleaning supplies remains. This week, we will begin debris removal assessments and start our cleanup work.

  • September 16, 2017 | 5:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To date, Convoy of Hope has served 56 cities in Texas and has set up nine partner points of distribution that continue to receive multiple loads of emergency relief supplies. More than 216,000 people have been served and 138 loads of product have been delivered.

  • September 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.The Texas team continues to distribute resources in multiple cities across the affected areas. We will soon be moving our main distribution hub into the Houston metro area and will secure a more permanent warehouse space for our long-term operations in South Texas. So far:

    Cities Served: 56

    Individuals Served: 211,950

    Volunteers: 2,205

    Volunteer Hours: 10,618

    Loads Distributed: 136

    Lbs Distributed: 4,715,148

  • September 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.We have delivered more than 4.5 million pounds of emergency relief supplies to Texas following Hurricane Harvey. We also have more trucks en route.

    To date, we've served more than 200,000 storm survivors in need.

  • September 12, 2017 | 9:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Convoy of Hope continues to respond in Southeast Texas to serve storm survivors in need.

    To date:

    Individuals Served: 183,690

    Volunteers: 2,131

    Volunteer Hours: 9,942

    Loads Delivered to Site: 127

    Loads Distributed: 117

    Lbs Delivered to Site: 4,295,354

    We have nine partner churches that continue to receive multiple loads and resource their respective areas on our behalf for their local points of distribution.

  • September 8, 2017 | 11:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our response in Texas continues. So far,

    Individuals Served: 158,570

    Volunteers: 2,022

    Volunteer Hours: 9,324

    Loads Delivered to Site: 118

    Loads Distributed: 101

    Lbs Delivered to Site: 3,475,852

    GIK Value Delivered to Site: $1,903,575

  • September 6, 2017 | 1:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.In addition to our response in Southeast Texas, our Disaster Services team is monitoring Hurricane Irma. We already have supplies and a team pre-positioned to respond, as needed.

    Please see the latest on our Hurricane Harvey response below:

    Individuals Served: 133,450

    Volunteers: 1,777

    Volunteer Hours: 7,891

    Loads Delivered to Site: 101

    Loads Distributed: 85

    Lbs Delivered to Site: 3,084,482

    GIK Value Delivered to Site: $1,862,540

    Stories From the Field

    Today, we had a team bring supplies to one of our partner churches in Wharton. When the trucks got there with new supplies, the church was on its last bit of resources to pass out to the residents. The timing was perfect!

    We sent two volunteers to the Bloomington area to check out needs of the neighborhoods and talk to residents. They found a church that was being used as a shelter because all the other shelters were shut down. There were 30 children there while the parents were at work and the church had minimal resources. The volunteers gave them everything they had in their pick-up and we're going to service them again tomorrow, as well.

  • September 5, 2017 | 8:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Recent Stats:

    Cities Served: 46

    Individuals Served: 125,600

    Volunteers: 1,729

    Volunteer Hours: 7,577

    Loads Delivered to Site: 97

    Loads Distributed: 80

    Lbs Delivered to Site: 2,974,042

    GIK Value Delivered to Site: $1,690,251

  • September 4, 2017 | 7:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team will run a POD in Victoria, Texas, again today and continue to identify the areas of greatest need to serve storm survivors.

    So far, during this response:

    - 41 cities

    - 100,000+ people served

    - 90 loads delivered totaling 2.6 million pounds of relief supplies

    - more than 6,800 volunteer hours

  • September 2, 2017 | 10:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Current Stats:

    Individuals Served: 86,350

    Volunteers: 1,517

    Volunteer Hours: 6,470

    Loads Delivered to Site: 72

    Loads Distributed: 55

    Lbs Delivered to Site: 2,229,239

    GIK Value Delivered to Site: $1,496,542

  • September 2, 2017 | 8:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team continues to serve Hurricane Harvey survivors in Southeast Texas. Tens of thousands of families are desperate for clean drinking water, food and supplies.

    Twenty-four cities served, to date:

    Corpus Christi

    Ingleside

    Aransas Pass

    Rockport

    Victoria

    Sugarland

    Refugio

    Beeville

    Port Lavaca

    Bloomington

    Georgetown

    Tivoli

    Port O’Connor

    Placedo

    Guadalupe

    Port Arthur

    Sea Drift

    Houston

    Dacosta

    Silsbee

    Beaumont

    Richmond

    Humble

    Austwell

    QUICK FACTS

    - 54 loads delivered

    - 1.5 million pounds of relief supplies distributed

    - 55,000 individuals served

  • September 1, 2017 | 7:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Current Stats:

    Individuals Served: 42,390

    Volunteers: 1,177

    Volunteer Hours: 5,177

    Loads Delivered to Site: 42

    Loads Distributed: 27

    Lbs Delivered to Site: 1.5 million

    GIK Value Delivered to Site: $1,219,427

  • August 31, 2017 | 3:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, and Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, visited Convoy of Hope's point of distribution site today in Victoria, Texas, to share words of encouragement with the team.

  • August 31, 2017 | 2:55 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.According to an article by The Washington Post, "A new analysis from the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center has determined that Harvey is a 1-in-1,000-year flood event that has overwhelmed an enormous section of Southeast Texas equivalent in size to New Jersey."

  • August 31, 2017 | 11:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Here are the most recent stats on our response in Southeast Texas:

    Individuals Served: 32,970

    Volunteers: 917

    Volunteer Hours: 4,130

    Loads Delivered to Site: 33

    Loads Distributed: 21

    Lbs Delivered to Site: 1,120,587

    GIK Value Delivered to Site: $1,129,713

  • August 30, 2017 | 4:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team facilitated another drive-thru point of distribution site today in Victoria, Texas, where they served more than 1,300 cars. To date, more than $1 million in emergency supplies have been distributed to communities affected by severe flooding.

    Communities served so far include: Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Victoria, Sugarland, Refugio, Beeville, Port Lavaca, Bloomington, Georgetown, Austin, Tivoli, Port Oconnor and Placedo.

  • August 30, 2017 | 9:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Many cities in Texas are still without power, including Victoria, Texas, where our team will facilitate another drive-thru point of distribute site today.

    We have delivered more than $1 million worth of supplies to Texas since our response began and have dozens more truckloads en route. So far, more than 20,000 storm survivors have been served.

  • August 29, 2017 | 5:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.The Disaster Services team continues to work diligently to serve storm survivors in Texas. They have already served thousands of people and delivered more than 500,000 pounds in emergency relief supplies.

  • August 29, 2017 | 12:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Hurricane Harvey resulted in catastrophic damage to Southeast Texas, forcing thousands of families to flee their homes in search of shelter. The 130mph winds ripped apart buildings and the record-breaking rainfall flooded streets, businesses and residential communities.

    Like many survivors, Patrick is trying to wrap his mind around the event.

    "It's pretty hard for it to happen, this whole storm. It came in as a tropical depression, and then the next day, it's a hurricane — Category 4. People just don't know what to expect. For my roof to come off, and me not to have a home at the moment... It's just crazy."

    But, in the wake of this horrific disaster, kindness stands firm.

    Despite dealing with the devastating effects of the storm and the uncertainty of the future, Patrick has chosen to be a force for good in his community. As he volunteers at a Convoy of Hope distribution site, he reflects on his decision to stay in his home town of Victoria, Texas.

    "I stayed in a shelter for two days, but they evacuated people to Austin. I wanted to stay and help, so I got off the bus and I stayed here. What else are you going to do? People always give back, and people are going to help me build my house... so why not give back to people before they can give for me?"

    Patrick, like many others, has not let his circumstances affect his determination to be kind. Convoy of Hope is privileged to link arms with partners and survivors in the aftermath of disasters.

    Let's continue working together to turn moments of kindness into a revolution of kindness.

  • August 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Quick facts and figures from our friends at the Weather Channel:

    - 2 — the number of other recorded Category 4 hurricanes to make landfall in the Texas Coastal Blend region.

    - 9 — days of heavy rainfall in Texas caused by Harvey.

    - 56 — hours it took for the tropical depression to strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane.

    - 130 — estimated speed of winds on August 25 near Rockport, Texas.

    - 3,100 — approximate miles traveled by Harvey.

    - 4,323 — days since Hurricane Wilma — the last Category 3 or stronger hurricane that hit the United States.

    - 300,000 — the number of Texans without power on August 26.

    - $20,000,000,000 — the estimated amount of damage in Houston.

  • August 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team continues to respond to Hurricane Harvey, which has caused catastrophic flooding across Southeast Texas. So far, five loads of product have been distributed and more than 20 are in the queue.

    The team is operating their distribution site from a 9,000-square-foot tent in Victoria, Texas, and will set up a drive-through point of distribution today.

    The focus right now is on distributing food, water and hygiene items, as tens of thousands of people are without power and water, and could be for several days.

    We are also distributing product to families in Aransas Pass and Ingleside. The team will continue operating from Victoria in the coming days and will move eastward into Houston as they safely can.

  • August 26, 2017 | 2:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team continues to respond to Hurricane Harvey. Winds reached 130 mph overnight and Southeast Texas is expected to receive up to three feet of rain.

    Our teams arrived in Texas yesterday and the advance team is in Corpus Christi today working with local partners to identify the areas of greatest need and stage product where we can host distribution sites in the coming days. The rest of our team and Disaster Services fleet plan to arrive later today, weather permitting.

  • August 25, 2017 | 4:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.The Disaster Services' fleet and additional team members are now en route to Texas to join the advance team that arrived earlier today.

    After the storm makes landfall, the team will work on establishing points of distribution to help storm survivors in need.

  • August 24, 2017 | 3:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Convoy of Hope's Disaster Services team is responding to Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to be the first major hurricane to make landfall in 12 years in the United States. Harvey is forecasted to become a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds and up to 30 inches of rainfall.

    "We have a team deploying later today that will arrive in Texas tomorrow ahead of the storm," says Stacy Lamb, U.S. response director for Disaster Services. "Once in the area, we will work with local partners to establish greatest areas of need and potential distribution sites."

    Our Disaster Services fleet and additional team members will deploy Friday.

    The team will handle bulk distribution for storm survivors including food, water and hygiene kits, as needed.

    Follow the response here.

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