Convoy of Hope Responds to Isaac

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Convoy of Hope deploys advance disaster response team to Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Isaac heads north

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Convoy of Hope’s Global Disaster Response team has deployed an advance team to the northern Gulf Coast as forecasters predict Tropical Storm Isaac will make landfall there as a hurricane Wednesday.

“We’ve sent a scout truck to the region so they can be in place to assess relief needs wherever the storm hits,” says Jeff Nene, public relations director for Convoy of Hope. “Trucks are also loaded with disaster relief supplies such as food and water in our warehouse in Springfield.”

Tentative plans are in place to dispatch the trucks loaded with supplies as early as Tuesday morning - 24 hours in advance of Isaac’s landfall.

“Convoy of Hope will be watching Isaac’s developments closely and will adjust relief effort plans according to forecasts,” says Nene.

Convoy of Hope’s staff in Haiti is also conducting relief efforts there after Isaac pounded the nation with flooding rains and heavy winds.

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
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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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