Convoy of Hope Disaster Responders Headed to Japan

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Convoy of Hope Responders Headed to Japan

A Convoy of Hope disaster response team is headed to Tokyo. They will continue the work of an initial team of responders, which were temporarily based in the Philippines and shipped to Japan enough food, water and relief supplies to fill a 40-foot-long container.

While in Japan, the team’s primary goals will be to work through port logistics, ensure current channels are in working order and Convoy of Hope’s footprint in Japan is expanded.

“Since the earthquake and tsunami we have been able to provide food and supplies, through our in-country partners, to meet people’s needs,” says Kary Kingsland, senior vice president of Global Initiatives for Convoy of Hope. “We will continue meeting needs and are dedicated to finding the most efficient ways to help many more survivors now and in the coming weeks and months.”

Convoy of Hope has arranged to ship in the coming weeks more than 500,000 meals provided by its resource partner, Feed My Starving Children. This is in addition to the 50,000 meals already en route to Japan. To date Convoy of Hope has allocated enough food, water and relief supplies to fill 21 shipping containers for Japan relief.

Convoy of Hope’s medical advisor, whose knowledge base will be a valuable asset to the team and the treatment of Japanese nationals, will accompany the team in Japan.

For more information on Convoy of Hope or for photos contact:

Jeff Nene
Convoy of Hope / Senior Director/Public Relations -- Public Relations Officer
O-417.823.8998 Ext. 360
C-417.860.2196
jnene(at)convoyofhope(dot)org
W-convoyofhope.org

Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.

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