GRAND PRAIRIE, Tex. (October 7, 2015) — Tomorrow morning, World Vision will deploy a 53-foot semi-truck filled with relief supplies from its disaster supply warehouse in Grand Prairie to families and communities in South Carolina that have been affected by last week’s deadly flooding.
From that mobile warehouse, World Vision will provide cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, toys, blankets, clothing, and household goods to churches in the area who are working with affected families.
These churches and faith-based organizations are the backbone of many of these communities,” said Phyllis Freeman, World Vision’s World Vision’s director of domestic disaster response. “They understand the needs and know the people who are affected. They were already a part of these people’s lives and will be there long after this disaster has passed. At this point, they just need the resources to help. That’s where we come in.”
At least 15 people have died after nearly two feet of water fell over much of central and coastal South Carolina.
Available for interview:
· Phyllis Freeman, World Vision’s director for domestic disaster response
· Reed Slattery, World Vision’s national relief and resources site manager
· Gilbert Young, Rafael Munoz, relief warehouse staff members (can interview in Spanish)
When: Thursday, October 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: World Vision Disaster Relief Warehouse, 3325 Roy Orr Blvd., Suite 300 in Grand Prairie
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- Supplies include materials for clothing, blankets and cleaning supplies
- Trucks leaving Grand Prairie warehouse Thursday morning
- Staff available for interview between 9 and 11 a.m.