Springfield, MO (PRWEB) August 24, 2012
Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response Teams are making disaster response preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac as it takes aim at Haiti and the Southeast U.S., where it could make landfall as a hurricane.
“We’ve are in constant communication with our in-country staff in Haiti, developing a response plan which includes pre-loading of product, identification of advance and response teams and determining when teams and product leave Springfield,” says Jeff Nene, national spokesperson for Convoy of Hope. “Our plan is to be ahead of any developing situation where it’s in the Caribbean or here in the U.S.”
Nene says Convoy of Hope is also sending a sea container of food and supplies from Springfield, Mo., to Haiti as the storm approaches that can be supplemented with supplies being stored in the organization’s Haiti warehouse.
“We’re also loading trucks with supplies this week that will likely be dispatched over the weekend to possible impact zones in the U.S. as Isaac approaches,” Nene says. “As soon as forecasters have a better sense of the severity and where the storm will make landfall, our assessment team will make their way to the forecast area.”
Convoy of Hope will continue to provide updates on Isaac as the storm progresses.
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Convoy of Hope / Senior Director/Public Relations -- Public Information 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.