Springfield, Mo. (PRWEB) October 23, 2015 -- Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team is responding to Hurricane Patricia with water, food and shelter. The storm is a Category 5 hurricane with estimated winds to reach 200 miles per hour and is barreling toward Mexico’s Pacific coast.
“We have our teams here, in Mexico and in Central America ready for a full-scale response,” says Chris Dudley, Disaster Services response director. “Because we are expecting a major catastrophe and know the impoverished will be severely impacted, time is of the essence.”
Forecasters report that Patricia could be the largest storm ever recorded in history. More than 380,000 residents live in Puerto Vallarta and have been instructed to evacuate, as massive destruction is expected.
Convoy of Hope continues their responses to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, the South Carolina floods and Tropical Storm Koppu in the Philippines.
Follow the response at convoyofhope.org.
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 please visit http://www.convoyofhope.org.
Molly Erickson, Convoy of Hope, http://www.convoyofhope.org, +1 (417) 300-5432, [email protected]