Convoy of Hope Helps Hurricane Victims

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     Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate, are some of the most devastating hurricanes in 2017. The world hears about disaster after disaster, lives lost, and homes destroyed. But, there are some tiny rainbows in the rain. Organizations filled with volunteers are flooding into the hard-hit areas, such as Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Alabama, and many more regions.

    Convoy of Hope is one of these organizations. Today, I will be highlighting just one of the many places that have been hit: Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria’s effect on it. Early on Wednesday, September 20, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds, hit Puerto Rico. Trees uprooted, houses destroyed, and more than 900 people dead. Hurricane Maria was like a 50-mile-wide tornado that made a direct hit on the island. There’s still little power on the island even today. In many places, there’s still no water to drink or bathe in. This hurricane season has been torturing for Puerto Rico. First, it got clipped by Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm whose eye passed just north of the island. Irma, left 1 million people with no power on Puerto Rico. By the time Maria hit, 60,000 were still without electricity. No electricity can lead to losing a lot of things; air quality, transport, sewage disposal, mental health, light, communication, clean water, and temperature control. The storm knocked out 80 percent of the power lines. And as of October 16, 1.57 million electricity customers were still without power.

    Convoy has brought in packets of food and water to families in need. They filled up warehouses on the island with tons (literally) of food, water bottles, and supplies. Convoy of Hope also personally delivered all of the packages to homes all over Puerto Rico. So, I personally would like to thank Convoy of Hope, their volunteers, and all of the donors.

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Emma Mayne, Leadership Team

Emma Kylie Mayne is a 7th grader on the Ravens team at Cherokee Middle School. Emma is apart of the Smoke Signal Leadership Team. She has been on Student...

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  1. Julie Mayne on December 14th, 2017 10:02 am

    Go Convoy! We are so proud of our local organization!

  2. Marjorie Tourville on December 21st, 2017 12:39 pm

    Convoy of Hope is an incredible relief organization. We personally donate to their cause.

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