When the first EF-5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, Convoy of Hope was positioned to help as an assessment team was already in the area. A second, and larger, EF-5 tornado then struck near Oklahoma City (El Reno) on May 31, with Convoy of Hope responding again.
Today, the international compassion organization is still present in the hard hit areas of Oklahoma. The Convoy of Hope team continues to help with debris removal and is actively researching additional opportunities to serve.
"Because of the long-standing support of the Assemblies of God and others we are able to help communities like Moore fully recover," says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. "We are thankful that we can represent those who have given generously so families in Moore and around the world can be helped."
Although no additional volunteers are needed to assist Convoy of Hope at this time for the relief effort in Oklahoma, the international compassion organization reports that, as of June 6, 954 volunteers have donated more than 6,400 hours of time to help in the relief effort.
According to Donaldson, Convoy of Hope will remain in the tornado-impacted regions through the recovery and rebuilding phases.
For more information on Convoy of Hope, see its website.