Springfield, MO (Vocus/PRWEB) March 11, 2011
Soon after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan, Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance.
“It’s the fifth-largest earthquake ever recorded,” says Kary Kingsland, senior vice president of Global Initiatives for Convoy of Hope. “Now we are monitoring Hawaii and the West Coast and we will respond to the needs in Japan and in the United States as needed.”
The earthquake struck Japan’s coast at 11:46 p.m. CST, March 10. Dozens of aftershocks followed and 20 tsunami warnings were issued to 20 countries in the Pacific Rim.
Kingsland says that if the tsunami causes major devastation on the West Coast, Convoy of Hope will deploy teams and supplies to devastated areas.
The best way to help is to donate online at convoyofhope.org or text TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10 to Convoy of Hope's Disaster Response efforts.
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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.