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  • Locals help clear debris from a road after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017. As of Thursday evening, Maria was moving off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The storm was expected to approach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas late Thursday and early Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) | Download
  • October 18, 2017 | 03:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our work continues in Puerto Rico, as we have served more than 74,000 individuals and provided nearly 1 million meals to storm survivors in need.

  • October 17, 2017 | 12:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Quick Facts:

    Families Served: 18,076

    Individuals Served: 72,304

    Meals Served: 956,281

    Volunteers: 638

    Vol. Hours: 4,543

    Sawyers: 393 LuminAid: 104

  • October 16, 2017 | 2:45 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our team continues to serve storm survivors in need by providing food and other much-needed supplies to residents across the island.

    To date:

    Individuals Served: 71,264

    Meals Served: 943,801

    Volunteers: 638

    Vol. Hours: 4,543

    Sawyers: 350

    LuminAid: 104

  • October 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Quick Facts:

    Individuals Served: 68,044

    Meals Served: 889,377

    Volunteers: 638

    Vol. Hours: 4,543

    Sawyers: 350

    LuminAid: 104

  • October 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Yesterday, 32 volunteers packed more than 1,000 family food kits. We also received another 20,000 pounds of rice to distribute to survivors in need.

    To date, we have served more than 64,000 people in Puerto Rico.

  • October 11, 2017 | 3:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Quick Facts:

    Individuals Served: 52,260

    Meals Served: 715,753

    Volunteers: 562

    Vol. Hours: 4,143

    Sawyers: 350

    LuminAid: 104

  • October 10, 2017 | 9:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Local volunteers are working hard to package family food kits for distribution. We currently have four containers en route with additional relief supplies.

    Individuals Served: 42,040

    Meals Served: 602,793

    Volunteers: 506

    Vol. Hours: 3,883

    Sawyers: 350

    LuminAid: 104

  • October 7, 2017 | 10:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our team continues to acquire food and supplies in Puerto Rico. To date:

    Individuals Served: 28,788

    Meals Served: 479,666

    Volunteers: 411

    Vol. Hours: 2,683

    Sawyer Water Filters: 350

    LuminAID Solar Lanterns: 104

  • October 5, 2017 | 5:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Today, our team met with FEMA to see how we can continue to serve the areas of greatest need. We also bagged food packs for more than 1,000 families for distribution later this week.

  • October 5, 2017 | 8:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Yesterday, volunteers continued to bag product for distribution. We sent 500 family food kits to four different locations. The team had the help of 150 volunteers throughout the day to help bag and distribute supplies.

    This weekend, we will be adding additional team members to our on-the-ground operations to increase capacity in anticipation of inbound containers.

  • October 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our team on-the-ground will continue to distribute emergency supplies to storm survivors throughout the week. We also have three containers en route to Puerto Rico with additional relief supplies that will arrive next week.

    To date:

    - 8,000 individuals served

    - 144,000 meals served

    - 300 Sawyer Water Filters distributed

    - 100 LuminAID distributed

  • September 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.The team purchased 40,000 pounds of rice to be delivered to a newly acquired warehouse later today. Additional supplies will be purchased and delivered so bagging operations can begin. The first shipment from Springfield is expected to arrive on Sunday.

  • September 27, 2017 | 8:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.The team will begin to purchase food items for volunteers to repackage for distribution, which should begin this weekend. A C130 with additional product is arriving today and we are sending three containers of relief supplies later this week.

    We are continuing to work with local partners to reach the greatest areas of impact.

  • September 25, 2017 | 4:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our team arrived in Puerto Rico today and is working with local partners to distribute emergency supplies and serve hurricane survivors in need.

  • September 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Hurricane Maria powered through Puerto Rico on Wednesday knocking out power to 100% of residents and damaged infrastructures across the island. As the strongest hurricane to hit the area in nearly a century, 150 mph winds raged and water flooded the streets. According to Puerto Rico Governor, Ricardo Rossello, restoring power could take months.

    Convoy of Hope is responding by sending a team to work with local partners and FEMA to distribute emergency supplies to survivors in need. Follow the response here.

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  • Tania Montanez

    Who can I contact the have Convoy send supplies to my Uncles Church 1ra Corintios 13 Defensores De La Fe in Cataño, PR he serves a very impoverished community and they need your help. Please contact me at

  • Fabfly13

    How can we send donations food, water and other articles to PR?

  • TMH

    Where are you deploying? The west coast is dark and most concerning.

  • Coralis Meléndez

    What is the update on this response?

  • JJ Marks

    Where is FEMA and the rest of the federal government response to the plight of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico?!

    • Marelyn I. Collazo

      They are there and moving too. The US Forces are active now and distribution will start to flow better now. I’m sure everyone operating in the midst of that crisis are putting all their efforts. This a massive scale catastrophe.

  • Santiago Del Hoyo

    I’m in Orlando Fl. How do I apply to become volunteer for Huricane Maria disaster relief efforts in PR?

    • Maria Luisa

      I second this question. I am a licensed pharmacist who is FEMA and hospice trained. I have also completed medical missions in 3rd world countries. I am ready to fly to PR now.

  • Marelyn I. Collazo

    Hi. Where in Puerto Rico is Convoy today? I’m asking to see if they went to Guayama. I was able to contact a relative that stated they had no aid from any entity. Maybe an entity have arrived, but they don’t know since they do not have communication. They are the in need of warter. Barriada Marín, La Hacienda y Machete. I’m sure many other places. God bless you all.

  • Marelyn I. Collazo

    The Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal MI in Pr-744, Sector Machete, Guayama, Puerto Rico 00704. How can they be of help? I will be getting in touch with members of that church today.

  • Kimberlee Dobrowski

    Is it possible to volunteer to join the team in Puerto Rico??

    • Angela DeLauney

      Wondering also.

  • TA

    I love having these updates. I am able to share them on our church’s FB page. The ppl love knowing how their money is being used. Thank you for taking the time to do this!!!!

  • Jackie Herron-Whitfield

    can you distribute items effectively there? I’ve heard there is a backlog?

  • Melody villanueva

    I am from an organization in NJ who has been collecting supplies and donations since Saturday. We are trying to.find a reputable organization to get the supplies to the island. Can you accept or pick up donations? And how will we know it got to PR?

  • Edmee Delgado

    Guanica PR need supplies.

  • Ida J Espada

    What about the people in Juana Diaz (communidad luciana,) my mom doesn’t have food 😢

  • Jesus

    Greetings and first of all thank you for all your hard work and your kindness.

    A friend has not been able to get in contact with her two family members since a day before the storm. She and her mom are desperate to know the status of Las Piedras

    I have make contact with some of my family members and ask to tell me something so I can rely the information to my friend in Miami.

    Please any number or any agency that she may contact will be greatly appreciated.

    God bless you!

  • Andrea Berrios

    Hello, I am organizing a fundraiser to raise money for this charity. Is there a separate link I can share at the event I’m organizing to ensure that the monies donated go directly to the mission in Puerto Rico?

  • Virginia Ramos

    I am an Assistant Principal at a HS in FL, Puerto Rican, and a pastor’s kid of an Assemblies of God pastor. We were hit by Hurricane Irma but the students at my school want to help. What can we do? Collect food items, any items, diapers, feminine products? If we do this how can we get it to Convoy of Hope to take to PR?

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