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  • November 5, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.More than seven weeks have passed since Hurricane Florence barreled into the Carolinas, and Convoy of Hope continues to work in areas affected by the storm. We are in the active long-term recovery phase, working with partners and churches to secure building materials for those affected.

    To Date:

    Individuals Served: 90,319

    Product Distributed (lbs): 1,725,844

    Volunteers: 1,991

  • October 8, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 82,437

    Product Distributed (lbs): 1,575,235

    Volunteers: 1,949

  • October 5, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 81,234

    Product Distributed (lbs): 1,552,235

    Volunteers: 1,871

  • October 3, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 79,320

    Product Distributed (lbs): 1,515,673

    Volunteers: 1,832

  • October 2, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 78,159

    Product Distributed (lbs): 1,493,482

    Volunteers: 1,812

    Communities served: 34

  • October 1, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 74,707

    Product Distributed (lbs): 1,427,539

    Volunteers: 1,781

    Communities served: 31

  • September 28, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 73,087

    Product Distributed (lbs): 1,396,560

    Volunteers: 1,753

    Communities served: 30

  • September 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 64,676

    Product Distributed (lbs): 1,235,851

    Volunteers: 1,729

  • September 25, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 43,634

    Product Distributed (lbs): 828,961

    Volunteers: 1,620

  • September 24, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 36,765

    Product Distributed (lbs): 732,567

    Volunteers: 1,591

  • September 21, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.To Date:

    Individuals Served: 29,753

    Product Distributed (lbs): 643,927

    Volunteers: 886

  • September 20, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Yesterday Convoy of Hope held the first drive-thru distribution in response to Hurricane Florence — serving nearly 400 cars of people with relief supplies.

    Convoy's Debris Removal team has also begun clearing trees and helping families clean up their properties, including properties of some first responders.

    To Date:

    Individuals Served: 21,980

    Product Distributed (lbs): 470,290

    Volunteers: 575

  • September 18, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.With the help of local volunteers, Convoy of Hope's team began bagging food items and set up both walk-up and mobile Points of Distribution. Teams also travelled to affected neighborhoods to distribute relief supplies.

    More than 167,000 pounds of supplies have been distributed to more than 7,000 people in Wilmington, Raleigh and Raeford, North Carolina. Our teams continue to distribute supplies today!

    The team is also doing damage assessment, so we can start doing cleanup for homeowners soon.

  • September 16, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Convoy of Hope reached Wilmington, NC late on Saturday, Sept. 15 with several truckloads of supplies. We began unloading supplies last night and continued to set up our distribution site this morning.

    All roads leading into and out of Wilmington are now closed, likely making Convoy one of the only relief organizations in the area at this time. Today, our team sent several loads of supplies to churches and shelters in the area.

  • September 15, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Convoy of Hope response teams are en-route to heavily-affected Wilmington, NC on the coastline. There we will set up a base of operations from which we will service both North and South Carolina as needed.

    Supplies are also being delivered to the North Carolina National Guard and Emergency Management officials around the state for distribution at multiple sites, including shelters.

    As our teams work in tropical storm conditions, rain and wind are major factors. Safety is a top priority for our team and partners as we proceed.

  • September 13, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Convoy of Hope's advance team arrived in North Carolina this afternoon. The supplies are pre-positioned west of Florence-affected areas, ready to respond after Hurricane Florence passes through.

    Another team deployed this morning with a full convoy of 11 vehicles including relief supplies, a shower truck and our mobile command unit. The team is set to reach the Carolinas late Friday.

  • September 12, 2018 | 4:20 p.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.The first truckload of supplies left Convoy of Hope's World Distribution Center this morning, headed for North Carolina with an advance team. The truck contains food, water, generators and other relief items to be pre-positioned just outside Florence's pathway.

    A full fleet of vehicles, with more relief supplies, is set to deploy tomorrow morning to join the advance team later this week.

    Hurricane Florence remains a Category 3 storm, expected to produce catastrophic flooding and winds speeds exceeding 74 mph. Follow our response here.

  • September 10, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.As Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane on the East Coast, Convoy of Hope is preparing to deploy Disaster Services teams. On Wednesday morning, Convoy of Hope will send an advance team to further assess the storm. On Thursday, Convoy of Hope will then send a full team to the area with equipment and several truckloads of disaster relief supplies from their World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri.

    Convoy of Hope’s goal in responding to Hurricane Florence is to give people help and hope in times of great need. Teams in the field will distribute relief supplies to storm survivors, coordinate volunteers and assist in cleanup efforts. Convoy of Hope will be working closely with local, state and federal officials in this response.

    “This month is National Preparedness Month. Our team has been watching and preparing to respond to Hurricane Florence,” Convoy of Hope National Spokesperson, Jeff Nene says. “We stand ready to help those affected by this powerful storm.”

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Key Stats

  • Hurricane Florence is a Category 2 storm. Hurricane-force winds are nearing the North Carolina outer banks and coastal southeastern North Carolina. Life-threatening storm surge and rainfall are expected, according to the National Hurricane Center.
  • An advance team and the first truckload of supplies left Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center Wednesday morning, headed for North Carolina.
  • A full deployment of team members, equipment and relief supplies left Thursday morning.
  • The fleet consists of tractor-trailers full of relief supplies, a shower truck, mobile kitchen, Mobile Command Center and more. This team will be pre-positioned just outside Florence’s pathway.

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