Dallas, TX (May 23, 2012) — With only one week remaining until the official June 1 start of Atlantic hurricane season, the Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision, is strategically preparing now to respond by prepositioning relief supplies along the Gulf Coast. On Wednesday, May 23, World Vision loaded and deployed nearly 35,000 pounds of relief supplies into a disaster response trailer to deploy from the organization’s Domestic Disaster Headquarters in Grand Prairie to its partners along the Gulf Coast. Supplies including: blankets, clothing, toiletries and cleaning supplies, will be prepositioned in Jackson, Mississippi for distribution during anticipated hurricane response efforts in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and neighboring states.
TOTAL Beneficiaries of disaster response — 39,788:
For more information about World Vision domestic disaster response work visit www.worldvision.org/usp.
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About World Vision:World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor — regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews