Last Friday Convoy of Hope sent trucks to North Carolina ahead of hurrican Irene’s making landfall. One truck loaded with 40,000 lbs of water and other supplies has now arrived in Vermont. Six Vermont communities will benefit from this first delivery. Other trucks will be dispatched as they are needed.
Convoy of Hope was established in 1994. In the seventeen years they’ve been in existence they have established feeding initiatives in El Salvador, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua and the Philippines. Over 95,000 children are served by these programs.
When the earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, they were in a perfect position to help. CoH was one of the first to set up feeding programs there. They have assisted in Japan and almost every major crisis in the world or the U.S. They have ongoing projects in Joplin. Their warehouse enables them to have food, water and other needed supplies ready when a need arises. Convoy accepts donations of all types and never charges those in need for help.
They have provided help in 46 states and 109 countrues. Not all of this is in response to disasters because they plan events to provide assistance in many areas, including Springfield, on a regular basis. One such event is scheduled for December 3rd in Branson, MO.
A unique product they use are flood buckets. This is a 5 gallon bucket which donors fill with certain specified cleaning supples. Donations of this type are always welcome. If you would like to help with the Hurrican Irene relief or any of Convoy of Hope’s projects, contact them. If you have ever questioned if your money or other contributions get where you want it to go, you have no worries with Convoy of Hope.