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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Distributes Disaster Relief Aid with Convoy of Hope in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

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LONG BEACH, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

International humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope was joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in distributing food, water and emergency supplies to storm survivors. Millions of people continue to be affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in hard-hit areas like Long Beach, New York. FEMA, The American Red Cross, the Army National Guard and more than 100 volunteers served alongside Convoy of Hope's Global Disaster Response team.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visits the Convoy of Hope distribution site in New York following Hur ...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visits the Convoy of Hope distribution site in New York following Hurricane Sandy (Photo: Business Wire)

"It's heartening to see how people have come together," said Gov. Cuomo after helping to unload supplies from a Convoy of Hope truck. "You literally have people from across the country that have come in to help."

In addition to the relief site in Long Beach, New York, a Convoy of Hope tractor-trailer load of supplies was distributed in Bayonne, New Jersey, with the help of volunteers bringing the total distribution in the community to more than 60,000 pounds. Times Square Church in the Theatre District of Manhattan, New York City, New York, has also received the first of several planned deliveries.

“We have 500 tons in aid committed to our relief efforts in New York and New Jersey, thanks to our many generous partners,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We know there are many people suffering in the Northeast and we're committed to doing what we can to help those who are trying to rebuild their lives.”

Those wishing to make a contribution to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts can make a secure online contribution by visiting: www.convoyofhope.org. To place a $10 donation on your cellular bill, text the word CONVOY to 50555. Standard text and data rates apply.

Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, has a long history of responding to natural disasters and is recognized as a Charity Navigator first responder. Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization, has a driving passion to feed the world through children's feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Learn more at www.convoyofhope.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Convoy of Hope
Jeff Nene, 417-851-4425
Mobile: 417-860-2196
National Spokesperson
jnene@convoyofhope.org
or
Jeff Roman, 417-851-4483
Mobile: 417-942-7570
Public Relations Desk
jroman@convoyofhope.org

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