Convoy of Hope has created a web page that provides video links to local news stories and videos that feature what the Convoy of Hope is doing for victims of Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. The page also offers a collection of Tweets and Facebook posts from thankful people as well as those inspired to respond to the need.
"It's important for people to understand the scope of the impact of Superstorm Sandy," states Convoy of Hope president and founder Hal Donaldson. "It's also important for those who respond to the need to see the hope their financial support is providing to people who desperately need their help."
Donaldson reports that more than 2 million pounds of relief supplies have already been dispatched and distributed to victims, and that the effort in the Northeast will need a long-term response.
"Power is still unavailable to hundreds of thousands," Donaldson says. "It will be months - maybe longer - before people's homes are rebuilt or restored. Add to that the burdens of cold weather and lost wages, and it's clear that Sandy victims will continue to need Convoy of Hope and other compassion ministries to come alongside them to help them make it."
To view the new Convoy of Hope page dedicated to helping Sandy survivors, see convoy.org/sandyhope. To give online to Sandy Disaster Relief, which will be utilized by both Convoy of Hope and AG Disaster Relief, click here. Checks may also be sent to the General Council of the Assemblies of God, 1445 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802 and write "Sandy Disaster Relief" in the memo line.