India Partners Seeking Assistance for Flood Victims
Eugene, OR — Friday, August 10, 2007. Close to 30 million people in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal are being affected by extensive flooding due to heavy monsoon rains. Over 1,900 are confirmed dead. The number of people affected will rise as floodwaters recede, and water-borne diseases start to spread.
In India, over 1,200 deaths have been confirmed, and over 18 million are homeless or affected by the unusually severe monsoon season. In addition, 67,000 livestock have perished, which are the main source of livelihood for many rural villages that are now under water. Men, women, and many children are now homeless, hungry and thirsty
A local agency of India Partners emailed the following: “…the sea and rivers are over flowing. All our surrounding down area villages are flooded. All the crops in the fields are destroyed. Due to this, there are many mosquitoes and dreadful diseases. People are scared. So please pray for this disaster.”
India Partners is working to gather $10,000 to provide food and temporary shelter for 333 families ($30 per family). This amount will provide food for at least three weeks (for a family of 5) and temporary shelter material (like a tarpaulin) for protection from the elements. As a faith-based organization, India Partners is also asking for prayers for the tens of millions suffering at this time.
"Please pray for those struggling in the floods. Pray for protection and assistance to arrive soon. Everyone can do something, no matter how small, to help another in need. Act now," says India Partners President, Brent Hample.
India Partners has been working with indigenous agencies in India since 1984. India Partners supports a variety of programs for the poor of India, from building schools and medical clinics, to micro-credit programs and the rescue of commercial sex workers.
India Partners believes in helping the people of India help themselves, with God's grace. All are served regardless of religion, race, gender, or creed.
For media interviews, contact Brent Hample, President, at 541.683.0696