100-year flood relief continues

By November 18, 2009

India (MNN) — Last month, the century's worst flooding hit Indian states Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

India Partners raised over $56,000 dollars in relief aid and helped over 20,000 people through local partners.

They hope to raise another $50,000 to assist flood victims and meet ongoing needs such as food and clean water.

"It's going to take months, if maybe not years, for villagers to rebuild their lives,"said Brent Hample with India Partners.

More than 250 people lost their lives, and over 2.5million are homeless due to this recent calamity. An estimated 600 villages were destroyed by the floods, and survivors are in desperate need of food,clean water and shelter.

"As the mosquito population increases now from this standing water," Hample adds, "it's going to increase the incidents of malaria and encephalitis as well."

India Partners helps flood survivors through three local partners in Andhra Pradesh: Orphans Faith Home, Living Sacrifice Ministries, and India Abundant Ministries. Through their relief fund, India Partners accepts donations which help their partners buy food, clean water, blankets, mosquito nets, clothing, medicines and temporary shelter.

"These victims and families which are affected by these floods badly need our support for…their daily needs because they left their houses without taking anything," explained David Samuel of Orphans Faith Home.

As local organizations work with India Partners to provide flood relief, pray that people would come to know Christ through these organizations' acts of mercy. Your gifts to the India Partners Flood Relief Fund can help flood victims rebuild their lives. Click here if you'd like to help.  

 

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