Convoy of Hope Responds to Regional Flooding and Tornadoes

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Mobile Command Center has deployed to Alabama

Convoy of Hope has deployed their Mobile Command Center to Birmingham, Alabama in response to last night’s outbreak of tornadoes. Two tractor-trailers left Springfield Thursday, April 28, 2011 with food, water and supplies. Two more will leave Friday, April 29, 2011. Destination at this time is Birmingham, Alabama where we have partners in place to assist with distribution. Plans are being formulated to send staff and supplies to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the coming days.

Another tractor-trailer with point of distribution equipment such as tents, tarps, ice chests and traffic cones also left the Convoy of Hope warehouse today. This equipment will provide an efficient means for distribution of relief supplies.

The organization has also identified 10-12 staff members that be traveling to Alabama to lead the distribution.

“One of Convoy of Hope’s strengths is responding to disasters in the United States and around the world,” says Jeff Nene, Senior Director of Public Relations. “Because of our logistical expertise, partners and strong relationships with government agencies and local organizations we can quickly get help to those who are suffering,” adds Nene.

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
http://www.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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