Tokyo, Japan (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011
Today a group of 50 Japanese volunteers worked with Convoy of Hope disaster responders to unload and begin distributing a shipment of food, water, medicine and hygiene supplies.
“There was a lot of joy on the faces of the volunteers helping today," says Jeff Nene, public relations officer for Convoy of Hope. “They are excited to have the opportunity to help distribute thousands of pounds of food and supplies to people in need.”
While in Japan, Convoy of Hope workers will travel to a displaced persons camp on the western side of the country and to the hardest hit areas in the north to assess survivors’ greatest needs.
In addition to shipping emergency relief items into the country, Convoy of Hope has also purchased local supplies for distribution whenever possible. In-country purchases aid Japan’s economic recovery in the wake of this disaster.
For interviews, more information on Convoy of Hope or for photos/video contact:
Convoy of Hope / Senior Director/Public Relations -- Public Relations Officer
O-417.823.8998 Ext. 360
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.