Convoy of Hope Reported By: Convoy of Hope Department Poster
  • November 8, 2016 | 10:35 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, MO.Volunteers and staff have continued working tirelessly to fill work orders. A load of drywall consisting of 1,088 sheets has been delivered to our partners in Lafayette. In addition, more drywall has been ordered and is scheduled for delivery in Baton Rouge and Lafayette over the next two weeks. As of today, the total number of loads delivered in Louisiana is 51. We will continue to deliver hope and get families back on their feet following the historic flood.

  • October 19, 2016 | 3:55 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.It’s been nearly three months since Louisiana experienced unprecedented rainfall that lead to catastrophic flooding, which left thousands of residents in need of humanitarian assistance.

    To date, nearly 75,000 people have been served through our Disaster Services team. Families in need have received clean water, emergency supplies, debris removal services and cleanup assistance.

    Five hundred volunteers have tirelessly given more than 4,300 hours to distribute supplies, fill work orders and meet the needs of families across the impacted areas.

    We will continue to work with local partners and volunteers to serve the community and provide the support, tools and materials needed to bring hope to people affected.

  • October 7, 2016 | 5:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.We continue to work with local partners in Louisiana to distribute much-needed building supplies to families reeling from the floods. Two loads of drywall were delivered to Lafayette today totaling more than 65,000 square feet.

  • September 30, 2016 | 3:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our response in Louisiana continues as 500 volunteers have put in thousands of volunteer hours of debris removal and cleanup.

    Our focus moving forward will be on resourcing building materials to residents whose homes have been damaged from the flooding. Those deliveries will continue over the next several weeks.

  • September 16, 2016 | 6:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team continues to work with volunteers in the area to assist residents with cleaning out their homes. Hundreds of volunteers have put in thousands of hours to help people affected by the flooding.

  • September 6, 2016 | 8:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.We have wrapped up the distribution side of our response in Louisiana. Over three weeks, we were able to serve nearly 74,000 individuals. Our Disaster Services team drivers drove more than 2,600 miles making deliveries from our base site in Baton Rouge to various points of distribution in the area.

    Over the weekend, we transitioned into debris removal and cleanup through the help of local volunteers which will continue in the coming days.

  • August 31, 2016 | 11:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Nearly 1.5 million pounds of relief supplies have been delivered to Louisiana since our response began.

    Our teams on-the-ground are starting to do damage assessments and will work with volunteers in the coming days to begin debris removal and cleanup operations.

  • August 28, 2016 | 5:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.After two full weeks in Louisiana, we have been able to distribute 780 pallets worth of emergency relief supplies. Forty-five truckloads have been delivered to the area serving more than 61,000 people.

  • August 24, 2016 | 7:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our Disaster Services team continues to work in Louisiana to bring hope to those affected by catastrophic flooding.

    Since our response began, we have delivered more than 1 million pounds of relief supplies to families in need bringing the total number of people served to nearly 40,000.

    Volunteers have put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours distributing supplies to the hardest hit areas. We will continue to focus on the distribution of supplies for the next several days.

  • August 22, 2016 | 1:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To date, Convoy of Hope has delivered a total of 33 truckloads to Louisiana. We are also working with local volunteers to distribute product to the heavily affected communities that have been without aid until now.

    Our Disaster Services team is continuing to work with partner organizations in the area and supplies are actively being distributed at 15 locations.

    More than 31,000 people have been served so far during our response.

  • August 19, 2016 | 10:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Our response continues in Louisiana as FEMA estimates there are more than 145,000 impacted structures (commercial and residential) in the area.

    We have delivered 16 loads of emergency relief supplies — including food, water, gatorade, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits and more. More loads are scheduled to arrive later today.

    The need in the area continues, as school starts next week and many families are displaced with only the clothes on their backs.

    We have been able to serve more than 10,000 affected residents and will continue to offer hope and tangible help to families reeling from the devastation in the coming days.

  • August 17, 2016 | 7:45 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.As thousands of homes are still flooded in Louisiana, Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team has been on the ground since Saturday distributing much-needed supplies to affected residents. Since then, more than 7,600 people have been served at our distribution sites thanks to 10 churches and organizations that have come alongside us to help families in need.

    Dozens more truckloads will arrive in Louisiana in the coming days.

  • August 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.A truckload of supplies — including food, water, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits — has already been delivered and will be distributed today in Louisiana. An additional two loads of relief supplies will arrive in the affected areas later today. In total, there are currently 10 truckloads of food, supplies and water headed to Louisiana.

    Convoy's Disaster Services team has been in contact with several local partners to identify the areas of greatest need.

    “Getting product into these key locations is vital,” says Stacy Lamb, U.S. response director for Disaster Services.

    Convoy was the first non-regional organization to respond in the area and will continue to assist flood survivors with the distribution of supplies, and cleanup and debris removal as the waters recede.

  • August 13, 2016 | 5:00 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Convoy of Hope is responding to historic flooding in Louisiana as torrential rains are still falling. Many rivers are cresting several feet above record level, which means areas that have never flooded before are now flooding.

    Our Disaster Services team will arrive in the affected areas tomorrow with equipment, food, water and relief supplies.

    "We have already been in contact with our partners in the area," says Stacy Lamb, U.S. response director for Disaster Services. "We want to make sure we deploy relief supplies when and where they are most needed."

    More widespread flooding is expected across multiple states in the coming days.

    Follow the response here.

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  • Tiger Cozine

    How or who do I contact to offer my assistance in helping to distribute supplies to the smaller areas that need relief that no one is targeting? There are many smaller towns impacted by the floods that need great support and can’t receive it as almost ALL attention is being focused on Baton Rouge. I have already made trips into Pontchatoula, Hammond, Robert, etc. to hand out clothes, water, and hygiene packages. Please let me know where I can meet up to offer my services to help disperse the incoming supplies into areas that will not otherwise be getting any relief. Thank you and God Bless.

    • Tiger Cozine

      I am on my way to Albany/Hammond in the morning to continue with support.

      • Laurie

        I’m in a small town – Greenwell Springs and we need help getting the debris, floors, carpet out of my house! Please remember the small rural towns

    • Benjamin B J Bement

      I am working with Life Church in Walker La as a distribution point to smaller churches. We are creating a hub there to receive big shipments then have smaller churches come with a pickup truck and obtain supplies.

  • Victoria

    Is there anybody who can get stuff from WA state down to the familys in need it been collecting and need someone to bring them there..

  • Benjamin B J Bement

    How do you request for drop offs at area churches? I have two churches that have been seeing 1000+ people a day come through. They are exhausted and running out of supplies. What can I do to get supplies to them?

    • kami turner

      What church and do they need clothes?

      • Benjamin B J Bement

        The problem with clothes: labor intensive and takes up so much room. Volunteers are scarce because in Livingston Parish 105,000 of the 139,000 residents were flooded. Everyone that would normally volunteer is working on their own home or helping a relative or helping someone who can’t help themselves, whiis great, but I see the same dozen people at each church running on fumes. To deal with clothing just takes too much out of a severely limited base. I’ve started a Facebook page called “unBRoken – Louisiana Flood Victim Donation Distribution”. I’ve received small donations nationwide from individuals that didn’t know how to help from where they were. So basically trying to capture as many small donations as I can to make as big an impact as I can. I have Parkinson’s Disease so cannot give a sustained physical contribution, so I work the internet and get smaller churches in touch with bigger ones that have supplies. The churches I’m working with are Journey Church mailing address is Greenwell Springs, La; Life Church in Walker, La; Christ’s Community Church in Denham Springs; Magnolia UMC, Central, La; plus the small churches that I’m directing to these 3 as supplies come in. I was wondering how to get supplies in to the 3 bigger churches, then share the wealth with the smaller churches from those 3. That is the gist of what I’m doing. I have also started a Facebook page called “LA flood meals” that will help identify where meals are being prepared and served by vendors or churches. My fear is that this will need to be a sustained effort of supply distribution over the course of 6-8 weeks until homes become habitable again. Once the emergency efforts dwindle and national attention shifts to other things we will have a vacuum of attention and resources being sent to the hardest hit areas. I can provide daily lists of needs from 3 of the largest distribution points at these churches and then network with the smaller ones to make pickups from those. I just need to know how I can tap into your network of resources to fill the needs of flood victims. As for the clothing, I wish i could find a warehouse locally where we can have a one stop shop for drop off, pick up, sorting, hanging folding, basically taking orders from and distributing to this who don’t have transportation to get to the church or warehouse. That’s my story and focus. Let me know if you can help in any way. Thanks for reading, if you’ve gotten this far!

  • Faye Sanders

    Where are you set up for people in need of food water and supplies?

  • Chelly Robinson

    I am on Maui. How can I help?

    • Benjamin B J Bement

      Please join a Facebook page called “unBRoken – Louisiana flood victim donation distribution” I am calling for people to monitor the current needs on the page, then if they can contribute or drop-ship items from Amazon, Walmart or send gift cards directly to these 3 bigger churches that then service thousands of people a day as they reclaim their homes. Also they act to help the smaller churches with their supply inventory. The information is in the pinned post and the supplies go directly to the flood victims. The key is to get people to join the page, then introduce it to their friends so that we capture all the individual, small donations to make a big impact. Please consider joining and sharing the page. Thank you.

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