Published On: Mon, Mar 14th, 2016

Convoy of Hope sends trucks of water to Flint, Michigan

The Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, declared a state of emergency back in January and requested help from the federal government to provide clean water in Flint, after studies showed their water source was contaminated and unfit to drink.

Convoy of Hope’s disaster services team responded immediately by partnering with local churches in the area to distribute water to affected residents.

“Nobody knows the areas of greatest need better than the local churches,” says Stacy Lamb, U.S. response director.

“Within a very short period of time, we were able to start sending truckloads of clean water for them to distribute.”

Convoy of Hope semi truckTo date, Convoy has sent nine truckloads of water to partner churches in Flint. The response will continue, as needed, based on the capacity and distribution rate of the local churches, the Convoy of Hope website stated.

“Our team is focused on bringing hope in the midst of crises,” adds Lamb. “Because of our faithful partners, we have been able to do that.”

CNN has also donated 12 additional truckloads of water to be distributed by the local churches in the upcoming weeks, according to the website.

Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 by the Harold Donaldson family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 70 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. The organization works through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.

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