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In the wake of hurricane Gustav, Springfield-based relief organization Convoy of Hope set up distribution points for supplies. KSMU's Brett Moser reports on how the group is helping after the storm.
With rampant power outages, rising flood waters, and more storms expected on the heels of hurricane Gustav, Convoy of Hope director of communications Jeff Nene says it's crucial that those in need receive necessary supplies.
To help with disaster response, six to seven Convoy of Hope volunteers from Springfield set up distribution points to allocate supplies in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Nene says through the hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005, the organization learned what types of supplies are needed immediately following such a disaster.
After the first phase of trucks, Nene says the group will work on establishing a supply line.
Nene stresses the group will continue the supply line as long as assistance is needed.
With hurricane Hannah on the horizon, Nene says Convoy of Hope might leave a local church or volunteer group in charge of Louisiana relief efforts and move its distribution points somewhere along the east coast to travel where help is needed.
I'm Brett Moser for KSMU News.