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September 17, 2021 | 11:45 a.m.  article written by Convoy of Hope

After Ida, Louisiana Residents Still Without Power but Not Hope

Convoy of Hope’s team and volunteers are working tirelessly to provide relief to millions struggling after Hurricane Ida.

Three weeks after Ida hit, there are still thousands without electricity. More than 25,000 electrical crews from 30 states are in Louisiana, working around the clock to get air conditioning running. The heat is sweltering.

“You can’t imagine the damage. You see it on TV, but until you see it in person, you don’t understand it,” said Gene Woolsey. Gene transported a tractor-trailer load of ice to Kenner, Louisiana — one of the cities hit hardest by Ida.

“A big part of the people coming through the line … they needed this to survive. Literally. I wouldn’t care if I [drove places] every day. If it’s for something like this — helping people — I would go,” he said. 

Gene is just one of Convoy of Hope’s volunteer truck drivers who selflessly serves those in need.

So far, more than 100,000 people have received food, water, cleaning supplies, and ice from Convoy of Hope. Convoy is also facilitating requests for resources from partners as donors continue to offer their support.

Because high temperatures and no air conditioning are major concerns, Convoy’s team continues to offer drive-thru distributions almost every day in Kenner.

For Gene, he says he’s also passing down a legacy of kindness in his own family as he serves people in need.

“My grandson, Owen, knows we are going to help others,” said Gene. “He told me, ‘Grandpa, tell them that I can go with you.’” And someday, he will be old enough to do just that. This is generosity in action, and it’s leaving a lasting legacy.

Thank you for continuing to support Convoy of Hope as we provide hope in every storm.

September 15, 2021 | 3:20 p.m.

HAITI — Convoy of Hope’s response to the massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti continues, providing approximately 6 million meals to survivors.

“We want to say thank you to all of our partners who have helped make this possible,” said Chris Dudley, Stabilization & Humanitarian Intervention Director for Convoy of Hope. “There is hope because of people like you.”

Convoy of Hope’s ongoing response has provided meals to hundreds of thousands of affected people across Haiti. Survivors also received water, hygiene kits, sheltering supplies, and other necessities. Click the link to finish reading the story-  Reported by Convoy of Hope