Convoy of Hope disaster response team members are working their way up the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The team deployed last Friday to North Carolina. Assessment teams have reported seeing significant flood damage in the New England states.
Convoy of Hope workers were in New Jersey Monday (8-29) and worked their way to Vermont. Convoy of Hope has been asked by the Chair of the Vermont Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to help provide needed supplies.
“While our work continues in Joplin and Japan,” says Jeff Nene, senior director of public relations, “we will also be at work in the states affected by Hurricane Irene and provide needed relief products, supplies and assistance.”
A truck containing 40,000 pounds of water, Ready-to-eat meals, flood buckets, paper products and cleaning supplies left the Convoy of Hope warehouse on Monday evening bound for Brattleboro, Vermont. Distribution will serve residents of Woodstock, Wilimington, Jamaica Village, Grafton, Windsor and Manchester. More trucks and supplies are on standby, ready to make their way to New England if the need continues.