Wednesday marks the 13th day since Springfield-based Convoy of Hope began responding to severe weather across the Midwest and in the South.
Over the past 13 days, our staff and volunteers have provided more than 1 million pounds of relief supplies in 41 communities across 5 states.
Those numbers reflect six separate responses: Missouri tornado response, Missouri flood response, Oklahoma flood response, Ohio tornado response, Kansas tornado response and Arkansas flood response.
“The unprecedented number of disasters within a short time has created a scenario similar to a major disaster event — positioning Convoy’s response to be at a heightened level,” says Jeff Nene, Convoy of Hope’s national spokesperson.
“Our team is responding to communities to bring help and hope to those who are in need during a terribly difficult time.”
Currently, Convoy still has teams deployed in both Oklahoma, Ohio and Arkansas.
To follow Convoy’s response, visit convoyofhope.org.