Reach Out America, The Salvation Army, Operation Compassion, Convoy of Hope and the Office Depot Foundation join with Feed the Children to aid families in need
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., – Reach Out America, The Salvation Army, Operation Compassion, Convoy of Hope, Office Depot Foundation and Feed the Children are joining together to provide disaster relief to Louisiana families affected by the recent flooding. So far, Feed the Children has provided more than 350,000 pounds of supplies, valued at more than $650,000. The much-needed items are currently being delivered to Louisiana families via partner organizations.
Historic flooding began plaguing Louisiana last week. So far, 13 fatalities have been reported and an estimated 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance.
This combined effort between the organizations will directly help support communities in Louisiana. Supplies provided include disaster-relief boxes, which contain personal-care items and cleaning supplies, as well as boxes full of food and water coolers. Niagara water provided by Feed the Children will be transported into affected areas via The Salvation Army.
“Because of the generosity of Reach Out America, The Salvation Army, Operation Compassion, Convoy of Hope and Office Depot Foundation, Feed the Children is able to aid families who need us most,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO. “Together we can provide assistance to the resilient residents of Louisiana.”
Feed the Children will continue working with existing partners in Louisiana and the surrounding areas to plan for continued relief and recovery efforts.
Thanks to our donors, Feed the Children stands ready to respond during disasters when needed. To make a gift to help those affected by disasters like the Louisiana-area floods, visit www.feedthechildren.org/disaster.
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.