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Convoy of Hope responds to North Bay wildfires

Supplies en route to evacuees in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - The International humanitarian relief organization, Convoy of Hope, said it has a truck en route to Santa Rosa, following the devastating wildfires. Convoy of Hope is sending food, water, hygiene items and more to evacuees in need.

"This initial load will be delivered to one of our church partners in the area," Stacy Lamb, U.S. response director for Convoy of Hope, said. "We have also scheduled additional loads to deploy in the coming days."

The wildfires in California mark the 18th domestic response for Convoy of Hope so far in 2017.

"The last six weeks have been a busy season for our team," Lamb added. "But, this is the type of thing we prepare for and we are determined to serve as many people as possible - bringing hope to those who need it most."

Convoy of Hope said it currently has response teams working in Texas, Florida, the British Virgin Islands, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

In 2016, Convoy of Hope responded to 26 natural disasters across the U.S. and abroad, providing much-needed food, water and supplies.

You may follow their response at www.convoyofhope.org.


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