"Convoy of Hope is an organization committed to helping people who are suffering," says Brees.
Springfield, Missouri (PRWEB) June 01, 2015
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are helping families affected by major flooding in Texas.
The couple teamed up with Convoy of Hope and donated $50,000 to assist families as they recover from the flooding. Convoy of Hope has already distributed food, water and other much-needed supplies in Texas communities that flooded.
“Convoy of Hope is an organization committed to helping people who are suffering,” says Brees. “As we’ve done in the past, we’re honored to help them reach families who need help.”
The gift from the Brees’ also enabled Convoy of Hope to send multiple disaster response vehicles into the affected areas including a mobile command center, heavy equipment truck, refrigerated trailer loaded with relief supplies, two debris removal trailers, a debris removal van, a volunteer coordination trailer, equipment trailer and two field utility vehicles.
Brees and The Brees Dream Foundation first partnered with Convoy of Hope after an EF-5 tornado slammed Joplin, Mo., in 2011. Since 2013, the organizations have continued to work together in recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy.
“We truly appreciate Drew and Brittany’s partnership,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “Their personal generosity and their work through The Brees Dream Foundation has given many people help and hope during desperate times.”
Convoy of Hope seeks volunteers able to work in Wimberley, Texas on Monday, June 1 starting at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and able to do physical labor. Please email volunteer(at)convoyofhope(dot)org to register.
About Convoy of Hope:
Convoy of Hope, a faith based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 12 consecutive years. In the last 20 years, Convoy of Hope has served more than 70 million people. For more information, visit convoyofhope.org.