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Flooding Relief

At least nine people are dead and hundreds have been rescued as torrential rains have caused flash-floods, knocked out electricity, washed out roads, contaminated drinking water and inundated homes. In response, a Convoy of Hope Disaster Services team has been deployed to South Carolina. A tractor-trailer load of water is also being sent.

“Many communities have been inundated and we are responding,” says Chris Dudley, Disaster Services response director. “We are positioning ourselves near flooded areas and are poised to help immediately after the waters recede.”

Already, the team has established contact with the South Carolina Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster to identify needs that will shape the team’s response in the coming days. “Because the water hasn’t receded yet, we have time to position our team in areas of most need and make solid connections with local agencies and partners who can help us respond effectively,” Dudley adds. ““Though much damage has already been done, the worst is yet to come for some communities as the waters continue to rise.”

Currently, South Carolina Emergency Management is reporting drinking water shortages that are expected to increase in the coming days.

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About Convoy of Hope

Open Bible Churches partners with Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four-Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. In the past 20 years, Convoy of Hope has served more than 65 million people.