SPRINGFIELD, MO (Press Release) — The Convoy of Hope Disaster Services Team sent tractor-trailer loads of supplies to Baxter Springs, Kan., and Vilonia, Ark., Tuesday morning to aid tornado survivors in those communities. The load of supplies arrived in Baxter Springs shortly after 9:00 a.m. while the load headed for Arkansas is expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon.
“The food, water and supplies will be distributed throughout the communities by our Disaster Services team members and with the help of local volunteers,” says Chris Dudley, disaster services response director.
According to Dudley, the Convoy of Hope Disaster Services team will continue to identify needs and bring help and hope to those impacted from severe weather in Kansas, Arkansas and elsewhere.
Yesterday more storms and tornadoes struck in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi killing at least 11 people and leveling dozens of homes and businesses.
“We are working with our on-the-ground partners in all states impacted by the storms,” says Dudley.