March 8, 2020 | 8 a.m.
Springfield, MOHere is the most up-to-date information Convoy of Hope has to share regarding our response to the tornado outbreak that occurred in Tennessee last week.
- Individuals served: 7,159
- Families served: 2,270
- Pounds of relief supplies distributed: 136,809
Eight loads of resources have either arrived or are in transit. On Friday, we delivered resources to the Cookeville Council of Churches for the volunteer cleanup efforts there tomorrow.
Yesterday, a Disaster Services team walked door to door in affected neighborhoods to provide resources to homeowners.
March 5, 2020 | 9:15 a.m.
Springfield, MOConvoy of Hope has established distribution locations at Zeal Church and First Nazarene Church, both of which are in downtown Nashville. East of the city, where most of the residential damage is, we have established a base at The Church at Pleasant Grove in Mt. Juliet where we will coordinate our operations and logistics. Daily distribution in Mt. Juliet will happen at First Baptist Church. Convoy of Hope personnel will be at both locations.
We will continue to post updates as news becomes available. If you want to donate to this response, you can do so here.
March 4, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Springfield, MOSad news continues to come out of Tennessee. According to the Associated Press, the EF-3 tornado that struck Nashville and the surrounding area killed 24 people and destroyed more than 140 buildings. Governor Bill Lee has declared an emergency and sent the National Guard to help with search-and-rescue efforts.
Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team arrived in the Nashville area Tuesday night with two tractor-trailers loaded with disaster relief supplies. We have set up two points of distribution to serve people both in the downtown area and those living in the suburbs of Nashville.
Staff and volunteers will distribute disaster relief supplies, such as food, water, and cleanup supplies, to those impacted by the storm. We are working with multiple churches in the area to serve as many people as possible.
More trucks full of disaster relief supplies will be en route this week.
March 3, 2020 | 11 a.m.
Springfield, MOMultiple tornadoes touched down in Tennessee early Tuesday morning, killing 19 and hospitalizing at least 20 more. One of the tornadoes seriously damaged multiple buildings near downtown Nashville.
Convoy of Hope's Disaster Services team is currently deploying with two tractor-trailers this morning to the Nashville area. We'll share more information as it becomes available.