When Disaster Strikes
Natural disasters happen.
Just this past year, hurricanes in the U.S.; earthquakes in Mexico, Taiwan, and Indonesia; typhoons in the Philippines; and flooding in India and South Asia hit hard and destroyed ... lives, homes, buildings, and livelihoods. When disaster strikes, OMS wants to be there early to help assess the situation and the destruction, find local Christians to partner with, and then respond with life-saving emergency aid.
That's preparing for the best ... in a bad situation.
That's the OMS way.
Every year, the people of South Asia suffer from natural disasters and diseases brought on by heavy monsoon rains. (The monsoon season usually begins in June and ends as late as October.) Since parts of South Asia are low and flat with many wide rivers, severe flooding occurs. The rising rivers wash out bridges and roads, destroy crops, and homes.
And flooding can tear down houses and destroy everything in its path, leaving people without homes, food, and sometimes their livelihood.
With a gift of $42, a family will receive the needed clothing to get by for a few months after disaster strikes, for $75, they will receive a complete food kit needed to survive for several months, and for a gift of $117, a family will receive food, water, clothing, a water pot, and other essential emergency supplies, including a warm blanket.
By giving to help meet the needs of the people of South Asia and around the world, we are providing them with hope.
We cannot respond quickly or effectively without your help. Can you help give basic needs to families after a disaster strikes by providing assistance? Will you help give hope?