Convoy of Hope Responds to Regional Flooding and Tornadoes

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The organization's disaster response team has connected with state and local agencies to distribute relief supplies.

Convoy of Hope is actively working with partners, non-governmental relief organizations and government agencies to plan a coordinated response to widespread flooding and tornadoes in Missouri and Arkansas.

The organization’s disaster response team has connected with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency to coordinate distribution of water, ready-to-eat meals, snacks, trash bags, work gloves and other relief supplies.

Convoy of Hope will send a disaster response team to Poplar Bluff, Mo., to provide food and water to sandbagging crews, and also send ready-to-eat meals and water to an area near Hot Springs, Ark., where a tornado touched down on Monday.

Officials in St. Louis have indicated they are able to address the most urgent needs caused by Monday’s tornado. They did, however, express a need for possible assistance in the coming days.

“Even though we are still responding to the multiple disasters in Japan, this is happening at home. These are our friends and our neighbors. We don’t have a choice but to respond here,” says Jeff Nene, Senior Director Public Relations. “The people of the Ozarks have been very supportive of Convoy of Hope. We want to provide help to them in their time of need.”

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
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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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