State: Texas

Convoy of Hope Recognized by city of Houston, Texas

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.

COMMENT
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Pinterest
Disaster Services / In the News

Partner distributes 10,000 pairs of socks from Convoy of Hope

Texas may be known for triple-digit temperatures and cacti, but the winter months can be brutally cold. Temperatures can easily dip below freezing, leaving residents longing for that Texas heat. That’s why Pastor Earl Fitzsimmons of Bring the Light Ministries began participating in Socktober.

Bring the Light Ministries serves approximately 600 homeless people each week. Before this outreach began, those without shelter mentioned to volunteers that they struggle to keep their feet warm during the winter months. Pastor Earl heard their concern and decided to do something about it.

After reaching out to Convoy of Hope and our local partners at Elevate Life Church in Frisco, Texas, a tractor-trailer with 10,000 pairs of socks arrived for Earl and his team to distribute throughout their community.

“It’s not really about socks,” Convoy of Hope’s Partner Engagement Director Rick Zorehkey stated. “Earl’s ministry is going to them, bringing hope. That’s what it’s about.”

As the winter weather persists, Convoy of Hope continues to partner with Elevate Life Church and Bring the Light Ministries to provide help and hope to those in the Frisco area.

COMMENT
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Pinterest
Program Updates