Devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone have claimed hundreds of lives and hundreds more are still missing with the chances of finding survivors diminishing each day. With continued rains there is the threat of additional mudslides. Survivors are numb with grief walking around in despair. We have been in touch with those on the ground and we have the opportunity to assist 200 families with immediate emergency relief. A donation of just $25 will help one family. How many families can you help? Can your church or business help any? We are hoping to respond quickly to this need and time is of the essence!
We wanted to thank you for your prayers and support for the people of South Sudan. We have received an update that the most recent grain distribution that you helped fund was able to help 850 people. However, due to continued unrest and fighting in the area the number of people needing assistance has grown to more than 5000. The cost of grain has almost doubled to $100 per 50 kg. The people are also in need of basic medical supplies so your donation can also help with people getting the medical care that they need. CSI is committed to continuing the work in South Sudan. Can we count on you? You can donate a bag of grain for $100 or 1/2 a bag for $50 or for a $25 you can provide a 1/4 bag of grain. Any amount that you feel led to give will help those in need.
Funding has been sent to rebuild the church in Kenscoff that was destroyed when Hurricane Matthew ripped through the region. Just this week funding was also sent for the repairs to the church in Miragoane. There are still two other churches that are in need of repairs in Jeremie and Cayes. These towns are home to more than 150,000 people. Missionaries Ron and Terry Brian are ready to work. They have local volunteers and can purchase supplies locally. This is important because it helps to bolster the local economy and instills ownership among the people. Your donation will help to make sure that all 4 churches get the repairs that they need.
CSI has also been working to assist flood victims in Sri Lanka. 34 families are in need of assistance. They have lost their personal belongings and their homes have been damaged. There are also 4 churches in need of repairs. $3,000 has been sent to assist but we are hoping that with your help we can raise an additional $5,000 to continue the work. Your donation today will ensure that these families receive the help that they need.