Samaritan's Purse is providing emergency food packets and other relief to victims of historic flooding
The worst flooding in over 100 years has taken the lives of hundreds and left tens of thousands stranded in southern India.
Chennai, the country’s fourth largest city, received over a foot of rain during one day last week, which is higher than their average for the whole month of December.
Samaritan’s Purse has responded through local church partners, supplying emergency food to more than 20,000 flood victims.
Volunteer teams, consisting of hundreds of church members and seminary students, have been working to reach the most vulnerable families. The food provided through Samaritan’s Purse is helping suffering people in his country who had very little to begin with.
“This brought some relief for the starving people who lost almost everything,” he said.
In the coming weeks, Samaritan’s Purse will be providing more aid to thousands of flood victims including household items, like bed sheets and dishes, and the repairing of homes and churches.
We are grateful to partner with local believers in walking the road of recovery with these hurting families.
“The flood is slowly receding but not the sufferings. The havoc caused by the rain will haunt the memories of the people for years to come,” Bishop Sargunam said.
Please join us in praying that our teams will shine the light of Christ into the lives of flood victims in India.