The aid comes as Texans begin long road to recovery.
Indian Land, SC –
Texans are slowly being allowed back home, unsure of what they will find in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The fortunate have a home and will eventually have power restored. Others, like the more than 10,000 Galveston evacuees, are being provided with long-term housing in San Antonio, due in large part to unlivable conditions and continued mandatory evacuations.
Though their story is fading from the media, The Inspiration Networks and humanitarian partner Convoy of Hope will not forget the people of Texas. Residents will have ongoing needs until power is restored and stores and gas stations reopen. Even then, the region will be plagued with cleanup and rebuilding efforts.
The Inspiration Networks and Convoy of Hope already have provided more than 60 loads of relief supplies valued at more than $2 million dollars to the affected region. The organizations are committed to helping the victims of Hurricane Ike through the long road of recovery.
“The Inspiration Networks and Convoy of Hope will continue to help meet the needs of the people of Texas as they recover from this terrible tragedy,” said David Cerullo, Chairman & CEO of The Inspiration Networks. “Along with meeting their physical needs, we also will continue to cover them in prayer during this difficult time.”
Cerullo also said that relief efforts continue in Louisiana and Mississippi for victims of Hurricane Katrina. “We anticipate the same kinds of long-term needs in Texas will follow Hurricane Ike."
To help Texans through Convoy of Hope, please visit http://www.inspirationtoday.com/onlinegiving/relief.aspx and make an online donation. Corporate and private partnerships allow The Inspiration Networks and Convoy of Hope to multiply every dollar donated to about $7 of actual relief product; $6,000 can fill an eighteen-wheeler with relief product, serving upwards of 7,000 people.
The Inspiration Networks and Convoy of Hope have been active in the Gulf Coast since Katrina devastated the area in 2005.
About Convoy of Hope:
Since 1994, Convoy of Hope™, a nonprofit organization, has provided resources to organizations and churches to meet physical and spiritual needs for the purpose of making the community a better place. This is accomplished through domestic and international outreaches, supply lines, and disaster response.
About The Inspiration Networks:
The Inspiration Networks are available to more than a billion people worldwide through multiple distribution platforms, including Internet Broadband (www.inspiration.net) and four satellite and cable TV networks (INSP - The Inspiration Network; i-Lifetv - Inspirational Life Television; LFC - La Familia Cosmovision; and INI - Inspiration Network International). The Inspiration Networks also operate “Inspiration Video On Demand,” the first inspirational platform for cable television video on demand (VOD) delivery; and “Inspiration Global,” providing broadband video content in the world’s four major trade languages – French, Italian, German, and Spanish.