SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – August 15, 2016 – Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is responding to historic flooding in Louisiana. Many rivers have crested several feet above record level, which means communities that have never flooded before are now flooding.
“A truckload of food, water, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits — has already been delivered and is being distributed,” says Hal Donaldson, president and cofounder of Convoy of Hope. “An additional two loads of relief supplies will arrive in the affected areas later today.”
According to Donaldson, once the Disaster Services team meets immediate needs, they will shift into helping families remove debris and clean their homes.
“As with all disasters we respond to, we plan to help families get back on their feet,” Donaldson adds. “Sometimes that can take weeks, months or even years.”
Convoy was among the first organizations to respond. For more information and to follow the response, visit convoyofhope.org.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, a faith based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 13 consecutive years. In the last 20 years, Convoy of Hope has served more than 77 million people. For more information please visit http://www.convoyofhope.org.
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