The Convoy of Hope has members in Joplin, Haiti and now on the East Coast, helping out those returning home after Hurricane Irene hit. Spokesman Jeff Nene says the convoy didn’t all head out together at once, they started last Friday getting ready.

He says the convoy doesn’t have a lot of members, so they find it most helpful to work with those who are already there.

Nene says the convoy is acting as a first responder for when people get back to their homes, providing food, clean water and blankets. He says the advance notice of a hurricane helps aid crews get there in time, but also helps minimize the damage.

(AUDIO) Allison Blood reports on the Convoy of Hope Mp3 1:03