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Our Ministry Partner - Convoy Of Hope - Readies Emergency Relief Supplies For Texas

February 17, 2021

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Convoy of Hope will deploy several tractor trailers full of water and emergency relief supplies to help affected communities around Dallas and Houston. The trucks will be loaded at Convoy’s World Distribution Center at 330 S. Patterson Ave in Springfield, Mo., and will leave for Texas between 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. CT.

More than four million people are without power in Texas as a result of winter storms bringing record low temperatures to the south. Frozen pipes have burst across the state, and many cities are being forced to shut off the water altogether. Boil orders will be in place for weeks to come as water systems come back online, leaving millions of families without access to basic needs.

“Our partnerships with local churches and organizations are essential to our disaster relief efforts,” said Nick Wiersma, VP Disaster Services for Convoy of Hope. “They enable us to respond quickly in times of crisis, and provide aid to those who desperately need it.” 

People line up to fill their empty propane tanks in Houston. Temperatures stayed below freezing Tuesday, and many residents were without electricity.
[Photo Credit: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP] People line up to fill their empty propane tanks in Houston. Temperatures stayed below freezing Tuesday, and many residents were without electricity.
Sara Castillo loads firewood into her car in Dallas
[Photo Credit: AP Photo/LM Otero] Sara Castillo loads firewood into her car in Dallas

Convoy of Hope has also distributed more than 200 million meals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, or to support Convoy of Hope’s Crisis Relief Fund visit: https://www.convoyofhope.org/donate/disasterservices/crisis-relief-fund/

Convoy truck
[Photo Credit: Liquid Church] 

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with 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 17 consecutive years. Convoy of Hope has served more than 130 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.

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Crisis Response Care is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. Employer ID Number: 94-2816342

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