SPRINGFIELD, MO – Local relief agency Convoy of Hope is working to get thousands of meals to an island in the Philippians hit by a tropical storm. Convoy has dispatched 18,000 meals from its warehouse in Manila after tropical storm Washi hit the island on Friday night. More than 600 people are believed to have been killed, with some 100,000 now in evacuation centers.
“Our global disaster response team is coordinating relief efforts through our country director for the Philippines,” says Jeff Nene, senior director public relations for Convoy of Hope. “He is working with local representatives, contacts and churches to ensure these meals will be distributed quickly to those in need.”
Convoy says in addition to food, there is a need for bedding and dry clothing. The agency says it will continue to monitor the situation and respond as needed to the people of the affected region.