As some states in the US consider reopening, many in India are struggling to find their next meal due to the Coronavirus lock downs. Here is an excerpt from Simmi’s recent email;
The villagers from all of our Churches will need supplies of masks, hand sanitizers, gloves and soap bars, as they won’t be allowed to get out on account of the curfew sanctions in place. Our organization, however, does qualify as a non-profit so we have full permissions from the respective authorities to help those afflicted in this crisis. The government is actually seeking our help additionally. Apart from that, we need to get at least one month’s worth of ration out to as many families as we can among our Churches, evening schools and leper colonies. The cost to provide one family (of five members) with enough hand sanitizers, bars of soap, gloves, masks and essential food rations for one month will cost around Rs. 6000 (or $85). We have a count of over 500 families, which amounts to around 500* $85=$42,500.
More importantly, if NICM can serve its community selflessly in this extremely critical time, our ministry will serve as an extremely powerful testimony. Very few people are stepping up to help those who are in dire need. Let us grab a hold of this opportunity for Christ to show who we are, what we are made of and the love that Jesus wants to bring about to North India.
So far giving has been very generous, but they still need about $10,000 to provide the protections and food to families at risk. Please consider making a donation today to help save lives and show the love of Christ.