As Hurricane Florence gains strength to a Category 4 hurricane, Springfield-based Convoy of Hope is putting to practice their work with September being “National Preparedness Month."
Spokesman Jeff Nene says there will be an advanced team that will leave Wednesday.
And on Thursday, Convoy of Hope will then send a full team to the area with equipment and several truckloads of disaster relief supplies.
Convoy of Hope has responded to more than 360 international and domestic disasters to date, delivering more than 516 tractor-trailer loads of relief supplies in 2017 alone.
(Information provided by Convoy of Hope)
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 respond ahead of the storm and send an advance team on the ground to 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,” says Convoy of Hope National Spokesperson, Jeff Nene. “We stand ready to help those affected by this powerful storm.”
Millions of survivors have been helped thanks to the local churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits, donors and volunteers who make Convoy of Hope’s work possible.