Convoy of Hope’s Global Disaster Response (GDR) Team is preparing relief supplies and sending assessment teams to travel to the Philippines as super typhoon Haiyan makes landfall. Staff in the Philippines have positioned disaster relief supplies in advance of the storm. Forecasters predict Haiyan to hit the Philippines as “among the most powerful storms witnessed anywhere in modern times.”
“Food and supplies are on hand at our distribution center in Manila,” says Kary Kingsland, executive vice president of Global Initiatives for Convoy of Hope. “We are ready to send them out where needed. The people of the Philippines need our prayers but will also need our help.”
Convoy of Hope’s GDR team in Springfield, Mo., remains in communication with staff in the Philippines and will move forward with response efforts once the storm passes.
“This storm looks to be historic and we are paying close attention to what occurs over the next two days,” says Kingsland. “We have contacts and partners on three islands which will position Convoy of Hope to quickly provide relief to survivors.”