We started a feature last month in our newsletter focused on how we truly take our core purpose – “To Better the Lives of Others” – seriously, and the impact some of those organizations we support are making. This month, we’d like to feature an international organization that is one of the first to respond in a crisis, Convoy of Hope.
Convoy of Hope – Springfield, MO
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreach, and disaster response.
In partnership with local churches, businesses, civic organizations, and government agencies, Convoy strategically offers help and hope to communities around the world. Some of their current campaigns:
- Morocco Earthquake: Convoy Is Responding with Emergency Aid: Convoy of Hope is on the ground in Morocco distributing relief supplies. The main needs in the immediate aftermath of the deadly earthquake are tents, clean water, and hygiene supplies. The quake damaged a staggering amount of infrastructure, limiting access to shelter and water systems for entire communities. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that hit Morocco on September 8 shattered thousands of lives. Many of the affected communities are located in the mountains near the epicenter of the quake, and they lost more than half their population and homes.
- Hurricane Idalia Response: Convoy Teams & Supplies Are There to Help: Convoy of Hope remains on the ground in Florida following Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall as a Category 3 in late August. Through local partnerships and community leaders, Convoy can identify what the greatest needs are in the region and how to best serve those impacted.
- Convoy Delivering Relief in Response to Hawaii Wildfires: Convoy of Hope is working in Maui, providing resources to survivors of the wildfires that burned across the island in August. Residents are still waiting for permission to access their homes and begin the sorting and salvaging process. Convoy is working through partners to provide resources like food, water, and hygiene supplies. Convoy is also delivering resources to hotels that are housing displaced individuals and families.
For more information about this spotlight non-profit, and how you can help more, head to their website at convoyofhope.org. There you can read more about the organization and how you can get involved.
Thank you for partnering with Weston. In doing so, you are having an impact through our partners like Convoy of Hope to better the lives of those in need in the US and around the world.