Springfield, Missouri (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Convoy of Hope distributed more than 40,000 meals to flood survivors in the Philippines where monsoon rains have flooded large parts of the capital city of Manila, rendering at least 130,000 people homeless.
With news organizations focused on covering the Olympics and the elections, information on this latest disaster to hit the Philippines has been in short supply.
“It’s fortunate that we already have a network in place in the Philippines where we feed more than 50,000 children in poverty-stricken areas,” says Jeff Nene, senior public relations director for Convoy of Hope. “Many of those areas have been hard hit by the flooding and we are able to distribute the food through our partners and schools we help support.”
Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response Team has been coordinating with in-country staff in the Philippines and are making plans to distribute more meals through public schools that have become shelters for survivors.
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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.