The city of Houston, Texas, honored Convoy of Hope — marking June 1 as “Convoy of Hope Day.” The recognition from Mayor Sylvester Turner comes after Convoy’s relief efforts following winter storm Uri in February.
The storm crippled gas stations, grocery stores, and homes. Many were without power or running water for days to weeks.
Convoy of Hope delivered 89 tractor-trailer loads of needed supplies that mostly contained bottled water. Volunteers set up stations with local churches and handed out nearly 3 million bottles of water.
“You are invaluable, your volunteers incredible. We deal with storms and disasters between April and October, but not extreme weather events in February. Winter storm Uri was a big one for us. On behalf of the city of Houston, we appreciate what you do and consistently have done throughout the years,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Convoy of Hope is thankful for the many local churches and partners who offered the use of their parking lots and facilities as points of distribution. Convoy is also thankful to the city of Houston and its leadership for the proclamation, and for the people of Texas who helped distribute essentials to those in need.