An assessment team is currently visiting Sumatra, Indonesia.

By April 25, 2006

Indonesia (MNN) — One-third of the residents of the Indonesian city of Meulaboh were killed in the December 2004 tsunami and earthquake.

In the sixteen months since, Food for the Hungry has been in the region helping to rebuild Meulaboh, in partnership with the U-S city of Phoenix, Arizona, and others who have formed the “Phoenix Rising to Help” partnership. This partnership has raised more than $350,000 (USD) to help rebuild Meulaboh.

Phoenix City Councilwoman Peggy Bilsten is part of a Food for the Hungry assessment team that is currently in Indonesia helping with the education system, creating and maintaining jobs in the area, and meeting with leaders to assess how the redevelopment effort is going.

Food For the Hungry’s work is all done in an effort to respond to God’s call to meet people’s physical and spiritual needs.

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