SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 | 5:05 P.M.
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISANA
Convoy of Hope has delivered more than 1.1 million pounds of disaster relief supplies in response to Hurricane Laura. With widespread power outages and numerous water systems down, Convoy of Hope is serving storm survivors with basic necessities, such as food, water, ice, and hygiene supplies.
“We have more than 70 tractor-trailer loads of supplies on the ground or en route,” says Stacy Lamb, Convoy of Hope’s U.S. disaster services senior director. “The need is great — people are without food and water, and we’re here to help meet those basic needs. We are distributing relief supplies to families and individuals from a point of distribution, and we’re resourcing multiple partners and churches in surrounding communities.”
The humanitarian organization already has helped nearly 27,000 people with relief supplies. Convoy of Hope will be in the affected area distributing items for weeks to come.