SEATTLE (August 25, 2017) – In preparation for Hurricane Harvey, Christian humanitarian organization World Vision is shipping out relief goods from four of its field site locations across the United States. The items are scheduled to arrive at the agency’s North Texas warehouse beginning Monday.
“We’ve been responding to emergencies in the U.S. for decades,” said Reed Slattery, World Vision’s National Program Director for the United States. “But it looks like Harvey is going to pack a big punch when it hits Texas. We want to make sure to get these relief supplies down there as quickly as possible to help the children and families affected by this storm.”
Trailers full of emergency supplies are being packed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from four World Vision warehouses across the country: Fife, WA; Chicago, IL; Philippi, WV; and Grand Prairie, TX. The list of supplies heading down to the storm zone includes: tents, sleeping bags, coolers, food kits, personal hygiene items, school supplies, socks, clothes, diapers, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and latex gloves. Products will be distributed to local partners and community leaders in Texas.
Late Friday evening, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm to a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour and heavy rainfall across south central Texas. It was expected to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday. Hurricane Harvey will be the country’s first major hurricane since Hurricane Wilma in Florida in 2003.
To support World Vision’s emergency relief response to Hurricane Harvey, please visit www.worldvision.org or call 1-888-562-4453. For more information on World Vision’s response, visit “Hurricane Harvey: what to know and how you can help.”
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