Convoy of Hope Welcomes Tornado Survivors Into New Homes in Moore, Okla.

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Families to Receive New Homes in Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Two Oklahoma families, homeless since last year’s devastating tornado in Moore, Okla., will receive the keys to their new homes from international relief organization Convoy of Hope and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

“We have been honored to work in this community and we count it a privilege to play a part in the restoration of Moore,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope.

In coordination with the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP), these are the first homes built with donated funds in Moore since the tornado struck in May of last year.

The homes have been constructed with the help of Convoy of Hope partner, Kingdom Home Builders. An additional six modular homes are being provided to storm survivors through partner, Solitaire Homes.

WHAT: Official ribbon cutting ceremony and media opportunity as tornado survivors receive keys to their new homes. Following each ceremony, media will have an opportunity to tour the homes.

Tuesday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. — The Baker Family
Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. — The Tinnin Family

The Baker Family: 1313 Ridgeway Drive, Moore, OK 73160
The Tinnin Family: 1017 SW 13th St. Moore, OK 73160


  • Interview the new homeowners who will receive the keys to their new homes.
  • Interview Convoy of Hope’s National Spokesperson, Jeff Nene, who will provide insight into the rebuilding efforts and progress made with families displaced by the tornado.
  • Interview General Contractor, Mark Rummel of Kingdom Home Builders.
  • Hi-res photos and b-roll will be available. To receive a copy, contact Molly Erickson at merickson(at)convoyofhope(dot)org.

Representatives from ODRP, as well as local and state elected officials, have also been invited to attend.

Convoy of Hope was one of the first relief organizations in Moore after the tornado struck. Since then, 45 repair and replacement projects have been completed in Moore in the year since the storm and more home builds are planned in the coming months.

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 11 consecutive years. In the last 20 years, Convoy of Hope has served more than 65 million people. For more information please visit

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