Convoy of Hope Partners With Churches to Meet Needs After Texas Winter Storm

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You made it through the long days and nights without power. You kept your family safe and warm, thanks to God and the kindness of local churches and ministry centers who offered warming centers and overnight shelter.

But now, you’ve encountered new problems: mud, mayhem and more.

Your city’s water system isn’t back in operation yet, so you have no easy access to clean drinking water. And now that temperatures have warmed, you face a long cleanup from the damage caused by burst pipes.

Texans and some Oklahomans in this overwhelming situation are receiving help—so far, 63 tractor-trailer loads of it—from faith-based humanitarian organization Convoy of Hope, which has partnered with local churches and some municipalities to meet needs in affected areas.

“To this point, we’ve allocated 63 tractor-trailer loads to hard-hit spots of Texas,” says Ethan Forhetz, vice president of public engagement for Convoy of Hope. “Those trucks are full of bottled water, mostly.”

To put that number into perspective, Forhetz says, “That adds up to about 94,500 cases of water when you break it down, or more than 2.2. million bottles.”

“I cannot tell you how much Wolfe City appreciates Convoy of Hope,” reads a recent text the nonprofit received. “This weather event was definitely something for the history books. We can tell our grandkids that we experienced this one, not just read about it in a book. When I saw on the Dallas news station that your organization had delivered water to a nearby community, I immediately contacted our mayor, and she was in touch with you. Such a blessing—the work that Convoy of Hope does. We appreciate you more than you will ever know. Our citizens are glad to be drinking fresh water now, because of you. God bless everybody at Convoy of Hope.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News, Marti Pieper

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