NFL Quarterback Teams with Convoy of Hope to Aid Texas
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are helping families affected by major flooding in Texas.
The couple teamed up with Convoy of Hope and donated $50,000 to assist families as they recover from the flooding. Convoy of Hope has already distributed food, water, and other much-needed supplies in Texas communities that flooded. Convoy of Hope is also the international relief organization that the Assemblies of God regularly partners with to get aid to victims of disaster.
"Convoy of Hope is an organization committed to helping people who are suffering," says Brees. "As we've done in the past, we're honored to help them reach families who need help."
The gift from the Breeses also enabled Convoy of Hope to send multiple disaster response vehicles into the affected areas including a mobile command center, heavy equipment truck, refrigerated trailer loaded with relief supplies, two debris removal trailers, a debris removal van, a volunteer coordination trailer, equipment trailer, and two field utility vehicles.
Brees and The Brees Dream Foundation first partnered with Convoy of Hope after an EF-5 tornado slammed Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. Since 2013, the organizations have continued to work together in recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy.
"We truly appreciate Drew and Brittany's partnership," says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. "Their personal generosity and their work through The Brees Dream Foundation has given many people help and hope during desperate times."
Convoy of Hope is seeking volunteers able to work in Wimberley, Texas. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and able to do physical labor. Please email [email protected] to register.