Springfield, Missouri (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
International humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope recently received $100,000 from JPMorgan Chase to support its efforts to bring relief to storm victims in New York and New Jersey.
The grant is part of JPMorgan Chase’s $5 million commitment to support charities providing relief to communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Convoy of Hope is one of six organizations to receive grants to support ongoing recovery efforts.
“We thank JPMorgan Chase for their generosity and support for the people of New York and New Jersey,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We appreciate their trust in us, that we will utilize the grant to help as many people as possible.”
To-date, 54 tractor-trailer loads carrying over $2 million worth of food, water and emergency supplies have been deployed to New York and New Jersey in the weeks since the storm hit.
JPMorgan Chase also supported Convoy of Hope’s disaster response efforts in the wake of the deadly tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., in May 2011.
“Our mission to help those less fortunate takes on added importance in times of disaster,” adds Donaldson. “JPMorgan Chase’s continued support of our mission is a testament to the firm’s commitment to help others.”
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, has a long history of responding to natural disasters and is recognized as a Charity Navigator first responder. Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization, has a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Learn more at http://www.convoyofhope.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Jeff Nene, 417-851-4425
Jeff Roman, 417-851-4483
Public Relations Desk