|The Convoy of Hope, with assistance of its partners, has now built and given away seven homes to families who survived the 2011 Joplin, Missouri, tornado.|
A family who survived the May 11, 2011, Joplin, Missouri,
tornado received keys to a new disaster-resistant, energy-efficient home this
week from Convoy of Hope, the faith-based compassion organization based in
Springfield, Missouri. Since breaking ground on the project nearly a year ago,
this is the seventh deserving family to get a new start on life through Convoy
of Hope's project in Joplin.
Convoy of Hope broke ground on the homes in February 2012. The total construction costs to-date for the multi-home project has reached nearly $1 million.
"This project would not have been possible if it weren't for the generous supporters and partners of Convoy of Hope," says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. "On behalf of all the families we've been able to help in Joplin, we thank all who have joined in this effort."
The new homeowners will move into the new home this week. Convoy of Hope expects to hand over the keys to the eighth home in the project next week, with others to follow in the coming months.
Partners for the project have included Adam Brady Construction, Alpha Title LLC, Project Safe Home, T.F. Concrete Forming Systems and Joyce Meyer Ministries-Hand of Hope. These partners have coordinated efforts to build disaster resilient homes in the aftermath of the Joplin tornado. The new high-tech, low-energy buildings are specially designed with reinforced concrete walls and other innovations to be sturdier and more sustainable than traditional houses.
For more information about Convoy of Hope, see its website.