SIM Peru flood relief takes action
5 April, 2017
Here’s an update from one of SIM’s partner church pastors assisting with the relief after extreme flooding devastated parts of Peru :
“Thank you so much for partnering with us to bring relief to those affected by the recent mudslides and flooding in Huarmey, Peru.
Our team of more than 50 people left for Huarmey at 5 am on Saturday and returned at 10 pm. We served breakfast and lunch for about 600 people and provided almost five tons of food supplies, water, clothes and basic medicines. We were able to give a basic talk on flooding-related disease prevention and treat minor wounds.
Your generous donations for the purchase of three water pumps enabled us to help several families pump water from their flooded homes.
We were able to share a short message from God’s word and prayed with dozens of people throughout the day.
It was a long day and yet felt like a drop in a bucket compared to the needs. Because of this we intend to return to help with physical labor within the next two weeks.”
SIM has launched a response to this disaster by providing care for survivors who have lost homes. SIM and its partners are providing a coordinated response which will include provision of food, water, shelter, clothing, counselling and transport.
More information on SIM’s specific role in the relief effort will be posted in the coming days.
Please pray for the people of Peru and for the SIM workers there demonstrating the love of Christ at this difficult time. You may help the people affected by donating to SIM’s Disaster Relief Fund 88600
For more information and updates on the response, see the SIM Peru blog here.
Note: SIM provides assistance to all people, regardless of gender, race or religion. If the total required for this emergency response is raised, excess funds will ensure a fast response to the next disaster.