Believers launch relief effort to Peru

By August 22, 2007

Peru
(MNN) — Thousands of homeless are waiting for help in Peru's quake
zone. International Aid (IA) is working with 10 partner churches near the
quake's epicenter to begin distribution of hygiene kits, blankets and
miscellaneous relief supplies. 

They're also partnering with medical supplier BD (Becton
Dickinson and Company) to ship critically needed first-aid and medical
supplies.

Once the shipment arrives, these local churches will be
acting as the hands and feet of Christ as they begin distributing supplies to
suffering families and on-the-ground relief workers.  Damaged roads and poor communications are
complicating their work. 

This shipment will be the first in their effort to help
victims of the massive earthquake which struck August 15, killing hundreds and leaving thousands injured and homeless.

International Aid's partners on the ground report that
the situation is desperate, with so many individuals injured and without
shelter. The threat of disease is
growing as the rescue efforts have turned toward cleanup.

It's a desolate situation, but I-A is trying to streamline
the relief effort. More
than products or material goodsat this time I-A needs funds to sustain what is expected to
be a long-term project. Please pray. Click here if you can help.

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