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Published On: Thu, May 11th, 2017

Convoy of Hope still leading efforts to help flood victims in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma

Flooding clean up continues across southern Missouri, northern Arkansas, and eastern Oklahoma and knee deep in the trenches with struggling families is Convoy of Hope.

Based out of Springfield, Missouri, the mission oriented group has already reached out 30,000 people at home and beyond. The organization has delivered more than $500,000 worth of food, water, and supplies to devastated areas.

“We got a call from Branson almost immediately asking if we could help,” Convoy of Hope Spokesperson Jeff Nene said. “So far, we have been able to help in 22 different communities across southern Missouri, northern Arkansas, and eastern Oklahoma.”

Nene says there is still a lot of work to be done.

“As that water recedes, that’s when our team will start making those plans to shift and then resources aren’t as important but that debris removal, helping people clean out their homes, things like that, that becomes very important and we start taking in teams of volunteers,” Nene said.

He says that process will likely take the longest.

“We could be several weeks on the debris removal, the clean up, things like that. There are so many homes that are underwater,” Nene said.

While Convoy of Hope helps during disasters all over the world, helping people right here at home has even more meaning.

“I mean, these are sometimes your family, your friends, your neighbors that are in need. So, it’s always more meaningful for us to be able to respond locally and be able to give back to this community that’s been so giving to us,” Nene said.

You can help Convoy of Hope help others by visiting the website at www.convoyofhope.org

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