A flooded GFA-supported Bridge of Hope center in Kerala.
Bridge of Hope Staff Steps in to Aid Kerala’s Flood-Relief Efforts
Along with many heroic efforts from the armed forces, various rescue teams, fishermen1 and locals serving as guides to the more remote areas in Kerala, India, GFA-supported Bridge of Hope staff members have stepped in to help families and children after the terrible monsoon flooding.
Approximately 191 enrolled students in Bridge of Hope centers in Kerala were evacuated to higher ground along with their families while floodwaters destroyed and ruined their homes.
Bridge of Hope staff brought supplies and a loving smile to many in relief camps in some of the most affected areas. They distributed items such as blankets, firewood, clothing, food kits, plates and glasses. In one camp, the staff was able to serve 225 people a meal. They also cleaned people’s homes.
As the floodwaters slowly recede, relief efforts remain. But many are left desolate, with no home to return to. The people of Kerala are now hard at work cleaning out what is left of their homes, but the real scare and fear lie within the stagnant floodwaters.
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GFA (Gospel for Asia, www.gfa.org)and its worldwide affiliates have—for almost 40 years—provided humanitarian assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially among those who have yet to hear the Good News. Last year, this included more than 70,000 children, free medical services in over 1,200 villages and remote communities, 4,000 wells drilled, 11,000 water filters installed, Christmas gifts for more than 200,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry.