Convoy of Hope put on community outreach events in five communities across Puerto Rico at the end of 2018. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, more than 2,000 guests were served in areas where Convoy has been active since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017.
Many Puerto Ricans have continued to struggle to put their lives back together after the hurricane. Stories of homelessness or a lack of running water or electricity were common as families received much needed resources.
OCTOBER 1, 2018 | 5:00 P.M.
SPRINGFIELD, MO.More than 48,000 people are displaced and more than 800 are dead after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and a devastating tsunami hit Indonesia this weekend. Convoy of Hope is sending a team to bring help and hope to those left without food, water and much needed relief items.
The team is taking water filters, solar lanterns and camping gear — and will be purchasing further relief supplies in Indonesia. The team will meet with partners and assess the situation to further develop Convoy's response strategy.
Last year Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico, devastating the island. With 150 mph winds and up to 20-30 inches of rain, the entire island lost power and many homes were destroyed, affecting more than 3 million people.
AUGUST 22, 2018 | 10:00 A.M.
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Unprecedented amounts of rain have caused severe flooding in the Indian state of Kerala. More than 725,000 people are currently displaced and access to clean water has been largely compromised.
Convoy of Hope is in contact with local partners on the ground and is sending a team to assess the best way in which Convoy's Disaster Services team can help. The team is expected to arrive in Kerala before the end of the week.
Follow our response here.
In response to recent flooding in Myanmar, Convoy of Hope is distributing much need relief supplies to those who are affected. Across the country of Myanmar, thousands of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced.
As resources are stretched thin and water contamination is rampant, Convoy is focusing on providing food, clean water, water filters and solar lamps.
JUNE 5, 2018 | 4:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope has dispatched a team in response to the recent Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala. On June 3, 2018, the unexpected eruption sent lava and destructive mud flows down its steep banks destroying everything in its path.
It’s been six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and many are still struggling to recover. Convoy of Hope has since served more five million meals to survivors across the island — in addition to hygiene products, water filters and other immediate relief supplies. Convoy continues to provide long-term recovery.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.The team purchased 40,000 pounds of rice to be delivered to a newly acquired warehouse later today. Additional supplies will be purchased and delivered so bagging operations can begin. The first shipment from Springfield is expected to arrive on Sunday.
We have worked with local partners to identify three cities that will serve as distribution hubs over the next few months: Rio Grande, Mayaguez and Santa Isabel.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 | 8:00 AM
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO. The death toll in Mexico has risen to at least 273 people following Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 earthquake. The devastating earthquake flattened entire towns and decimated buildings across Mexico City and nearby areas.
Convoy of Hope is responding by sending a team to distribute emergency relief supplies to survivors in need. Follow the response here.
TORTOLA, BVI - Sustained 185-mile-per-hour winds plucked blades of grass and telephone poles from the ground. The damaging winds ripped roofs from their homes, tore the palms off of palm trees, hurled boats, cars and massive shipping containers through the air. Power lines came down, a majority of businesses are shuttered indefinitely and homes and schools are destroyed. Food, water, tarps and fuel are scarce and desperately needed.
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Severe flooding in Sri Lanka has resulted in the deaths of at least 169 people, according to the country's Ministry of Disaster Management. The heavy rain occurred over a very short period of time leading to the displacement of more than 100,000 people — a number that will continue to grow. Some areas remain submerged in up to 30 feet of water.
SPRINGFIELD, MO — Over the weekend, our team continued their work to provide emergency supplies for families located in isolated areas. A team of volunteers bagged 1,500 family food kits that were delivered to the communities of Trujillo and Chiclayo. These communities had been cut off from outside aid and had little to no supplies available in the grocery stores.
MARCH 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM
LIMA, PERU Yesterday, our team met with local leaders in Peru to review reports and determine the areas of greatest need. The team was also able to distribute LuminAID Solar Lanterns to displaced families in the city of No Carapongo, where many people are living in tents with no water or electricity.
So far, 100,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 600,000 people have been displaced. The infrastructure of Lima was crippled with 175 bridges being swept away and 200 more expected to crumble.
MARCH 23, 2017 | 7:00 AM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope is responding to record flooding in Peru. The Peruvian government estimates there are upwards of 70,000 damaged or destroyed homes leaving hundreds of thousands of people in limbo. Water treatment plants have also been compromised in many parts of the country.
Our Disaster Services team is en route to Peru with Sawyer Water Filters and LuminAID Solar Lanterns that will be distributed to flood survivors in need.
Monsoon rains in the Philippines have caused major flooding across multiple provinces. More than 15,000 families have been affected by the monsoon.
Convoy of Hope's team in the Philippines is responding by providing people in need with emergency relief supplies. To date, they have provided more than 33,000 meals and have served 1,655 families in Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Llocos Sur and Llocos Norte.
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High in the mountains, Turpin is approximately 28 miles from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Pastor Ellison, who trains local farmers, carefully sidesteps thorny burrs as he maneuvers into fields where pigeon peas, potatoes and other vitamin-rich vegetables grow. The rich soil beneath him supports a year-round growing season, where crops are grown in short three-month stints.
Here, farmers — many of them female — learn to produce crops that not only feed their families, but also provide a source of income.
APRIL 18, 2016 | 10:30AM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is responding to a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the central coast of Ecuador on Saturday night.
Hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured in what many are calling the worst earthquake to strike Ecuador — which is on the west coast of South America — in the past 40 years.
MARCH 2, 2016 | 8:30 AM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Volunteers assembled 750 hygiene kits to be distributed across the islands. They also installed water filters to prepare for distribution.
More than 100 volunteers have helped our Disaster Response team get supplies to survivors of the storm.
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 | 4:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Our Disaster Response team and in-country partners have served nearly 500 families by distributing much-needed hygiene kits and water filters.
FEBRUARY 26, 2016 | 5:30 PM
DECEMBER 28, 2015 | 4:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Christmas came early to a number of families in the refugee camp outside of Calais, France. Volunteers from all over the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Belgium brought Christmas shoe boxes, music and food to those who are struggling with their current living conditions. Many of these families have been in the camp for months.
More than 150 shoe boxes were distributed to children in the camp, and 1,000 people were fed over the course of the afternoon.