Springfield Mo. - While crews are still struggle to contain the massive fires in California, Convoy of Hope is stepping up to provide aid and assistance to help those affected by the flames.The deadly fire that has been destroying everything in its path since it began July 23 has claimed six lives in the process.
The blaze that has consumed more than ninety five thousand acres and destroyed over eight hundred and seventy buildings has left many impacted.
Jeff Nene of Convoy of hope says the organization is looking to make a difference.
“What we want to be able to do is convey to them that hey, today is bad but tomorrow is going to be better”
The Convoy is sending two tractor trailers full of supplies as well as a disaster relief team. Jeff says that it is their duty to step up to the plate.
“And that’s where our name comes from. We are a convoy of hope. And when our teams go into communities like this and partner with local churches and volunteers, one of the big things is bringing people hope.”
The supplies include water, food, facial masks, and eventually cleaning supplies. Things that Jeff says make a world of difference to people in the middle of this disaster.
“When we send product to a disaster we know that a lot of that product is going to go to people affected by it but a lot of it is also going to go to first responders.”
One truck is scheduled to arrive on the scene of the fires Wednesday with another following on Thursday. Once the supplies reach California the Convoy of hope will be working with local churches and distribution centers to make sure the supplies get to those who need them most.