A project of Heritage Church of Christ
Money donated will go directly to supplies for the flood victims in Tipitapa, Nicaragua who have lost their homes.
The rains in Nicaragua have been especially fierce this September. As a result the rivers, lakes and streams are overflowing and flooding the cities in their path.
One of the hardest hit cities is the greater Tipitapa area. Estimates count the displaced and homeless in the 7,000+ range. Between 3,000-5,000 of these people are currently being moved into a single abandoned warehouse that will serve as their "temporary" home.
The Mayor of Tipitapa has also informed us there are three communities with 150 families that have watched helplessly as their land has turned into islands due to the flood waters. They are currently trapped between two growing bodies of water and are suffering landslides as the ground becomes more saturated. They have also been without food since Friday. That is 700+ people going on 6 days without food or the ability to leave for a safer place or to find help. And when we talked to the mayor there was no one going. Not the government, not the Army, no groups, no one…except us. It hurts my heart to think there are children who have not eaten for 6 days but we can change that.
These people currently do not have food, medicine, clothes, shoes, and other basic neccessities. We are working with the Army to bring food, water, and basic supplies to these families as they fight to survive.
We have already dropped off a major care package for the first facility that included food, medicine, clothes, bedding, stuffed animals, and school supplies. Your donations are enabling these families to eat and the kids to continue receiving an education.
We are also purchasing food to build care packages for all 150 families. With the help of the Nicaraguan Army and the Mayor’s office we will deliver the packages on October 7th but we need your help to fund the food.
Check out www.withonehope.org for more information. The best source for what we are doing is the "Chris' Blog."
Thank you in advance.