Convoy Of Hope Responds To Hurricane Florence
Vineyard USA has a national partnership with Convoy of Hope to get aid to areas around the United States and the world when disaster strikes. The following is an update from Convoy of Hope as they deploy teams to respond to Hurricane Florence.
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Convoy Of Hope Responds To Hurricane Florence
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.”
For more updates on Convoy of Hope’s response to Hurricane Florence, please click here.
As a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization strategically based in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America — the goal of Convoy Of Hope is to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting. See the video on our partnership from our 2017 National Conference below.
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Vineyard USA Official Relief Partner: Convoy Of Hope
Our Vineyard USA Official National Relief partner, Convoy Of Hope, is a first-responder to disasters at every turn. Please join us in prayer and support of their efforts, as they serve those in need.
To see how they are at work during Hurricane Florence, click here
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About Convoy Of Hope
Vineyard USA has an official partnership with CONVOY OF HOPE to get aid to areas around the United States when disaster strikes.
From their website:
As a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization strategically based in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America — our goal is to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.
We do this by:
Each year — in dozens of communities throughout the nation — guests of honor receive free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, hot meals, job-placement assistance and much more at our signature events.
We partner, resource and empower rural churches through training, mentoring and coaching so they can enhance their presence in their communities. The strategy works best when church leaders partner with community leaders and stakeholders.
Nearly 150,000 children in 10 nations are being fed nutritious meals by us. The food opens doors for education, clean water, a sense of hope and much more. Currently, we are feeding children in the Philippines, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatemala, South Africa and Tanzania.
Impoverished farmers and families are equipped with the skills, tools and seeds to produce life-sustaining crops through the agricultural work we conduct throughout the world. Each year, tens of thousands of meals are harvested for our children’s feeding work and income is generated for farmers.
Consistently among the first to respond to disasters throughout the world. We are highly regarded for our scalable distribution model, Disaster Response teams, six international warehouses and Mobile Command Center.
We empower like-minded organizations, who are doing good work among the poor and suffering in their communities. This is accomplished by providing such friends with food, water, supplies and much more.
If you or your church would like to give to Convoy of Hope, click here.