Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts: Jeff Nene with Convoy of Hope joined Cash and Summer from the KTTS Morning Show to talk about the Springfield-based charity's efforts in helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey and what you can do to contribute! The storm left massive devastation in the Texas region and has already been associated with the loss of 7 lives.
As a faith-based, nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope has helped more than 80 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger.
For 50 families in rural Rwandan villages, the gift of a cow felt like a miracle. They are able to sell half of the cow’s milk in the market, while still having plenty to drink at home. | Image courtesy: Compassion International
U.S. Virgin Islands: The humanitarian mission provided the islands with an FAA mobile air traffic control tower with an instrument landing system and FAA air traffic controllers. Additionally, the mission delivered 13,000 pounds of food and water.
“This mission is providing humanitarian support to areas in the Virgin Islands affected by multiple hurricanes,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Darnell, 14th AS loadmaster. “Missions like this one are what I signed up for. Its an incredible feeling to bring relief to people in need.”