Springfield Based Convoy of Hope Sending Aid to California

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Two tractor-trailers full of food water and emergency supplies are on their way to northern California where thousands of acres have been already burned from a wildfire.

The Carr fire near Redding, California has displaced thousands of people and taken several lives.

And to counter that, back here at home the Springfield based Convoy of Hope is now sending a disaster service team to help set up and coordinate the aid and asses future needs.

Spokesman Jeff Nene says Convoy of Hope partners with emergency management officials and local churches, who are a huge source of volunteers.

The supplies should arrive sometime this week.

“These trucks contain about 80,000 pounds of food, water and supplies, and we have a formula, you never know exactly what that’s going to take, but that’s going to help several thousand families,” Nene said.

Nene also says the disaster teams are well trained, after responding to many wildfires in the past.

Convoy of Hope is also responding to the volcano eruptions in Hawaii and the tornado damage in Iowa right now.

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