New York Governor Andrew Cuomo distributes disaster relief aid with Convoy of Hope

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200 Additional Tons of Supplies en Route to Affected Areas

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Long Beach, N.Y. – International humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope was joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in distributing food, water and emergency supplies to residents today. Millions of people continue to be affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in hard hit areas like Long Beach, N.Y. FEMA, The Red Cross, the Army National Guard and over 100 volunteers also served alongside Convoy of Hope’s Global Disaster Response team.

"It's heartening to see how people have come together," said Gov. Cuomo after helping to unload supplies from a Convoy of Hope truck. "You literally have people from across the country that have come in to help."

In addition to the relief site in Long Beach, N.Y. today, a Convoy of Hope tractor trailer load of supplies was distributed in Bayonne, N.J., with the help of 30 volunteers bringing the total distribution in this community to over 60,000 pounds. Times Square Church in the Theatre District of Manhattan, New York City, N.Y., has also received the first of several planned deliveries.

“Many residents have very little in the way of relief aid,” says Jeff Nene, national spokesperson for Convoy of Hope. “More than 200 additional tons of supplies are en route from our World Distribution Center in Springfield, Mo., to meet this need.”

Those wishing to make a contribution to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts can make a secure online contribution at, or to place a $10 donation on your cellular bill, text the word CONVOY to 50555. Standard text and data rates apply.

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Jeff Nene
National spokesperson
Convoy of Hope
O-417.823.8998 Ext. 4425

Jeanne Hamilton
Public Relations Desk

Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, has a long history of responding to natural disasters in the U.S. and abroad and is recognized as a Charity Navigator first responder. As a faith-based organization, Convoy of Hope has a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.

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