Appeal for recent disaster in Lotus Children Home
COMPASSION IS OUR APPROACH AND WISDOM IS OUR AGENT FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
LOTUS CHILDREN'S EDUCATION TRUST -LCET
REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER: 1170236
Lotus Children’s Home (LCH) and nearby areas came under attack by heavy tropical storms in early June, 2017 and the rain is still continued with occasional floods. This caused loss of many lives. Five people buried alive in Muralipara next to our LCH and two were hospitalized unconsciously. There are more than 136 people lost their life in Rangamati alone. The amount of rainfall in 2017 particularly where LCH is located is unbelievably higher than the recent years, perhaps up to three decades. The constant rainfall with frequent storms were reported since early May 2017. They said they have never seen such a continuous and overwhelmingly heavy rain in their life. Lotus children and residential staffs were still horrified by the power of storms and landslide in front of their eyes.
One of the recently built children home was seriously affected and became unstable due to the landslides. Normal water canal was blocked by the landslide and created a new waterway inside the dhamma hall. The main road was fully blocked by the landslide for a month. People are now suffering from the shortage of food as their farms, crops, vegetables or properties were completely damaged by the power of storms, unexpected floods and landslides.
Lotus Children Home is now struggling to cope with the effect of this natural disaster. The food price has gone up to 50% after the disaster. As a result, the management committee now cannot provide nutritious foods with the allocated budget. This affects mental and physical health of the Lotus children. Lotus Children Home is now urgently needed to spend or raise money for following areas:
- To spend additional expenditures on food about $2000.00 (till December 2017) i.e. allocated money is not enough due to increased food prices
- To create a proper drainage in three areas, which will cost about $5500.00
- To carry out repaired works such as cleaning, clear the debris and remove muds on the access road and around affected building about $800.00
This is very urgent matter to cope with the effect of storms and landslide at Lotus Children Home. Can you help us overcome this disaster? Please donate whatever you can, through our bank account or with PayPal Account. You can contact us via email: email@example.com
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