At the same time as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas, with Hurricane Irma following in Florida, unprecedented flooding was occurring in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, the nonprofit ServeNow announced today. This has largely been overshadowed by these other events and has received little press coverage.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- NEWS: At the same time as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas, with Hurricane Irma following in Florida, unprecedented flooding was occurring in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, the nonprofit ServeNow announced today. This has largely been overshadowed by these other events and has received little press coverage.
"Over 1,400 people died and two million have lost their homes. There is now a great need for medical clinics and winter coverings in the flood affected areas," says Ben Foley, of ServeNow. "This winter is projected to be one of the worst in decades, and so with a couple million without homes, warm winter coverings will be needed more than ever."
Conducting medical clinics and distributing winter coverings have been two specific services ServeNow has been providing for the past several years in these exact parts of the world. Staff on the ground has already begun responding but ServeNow needs to ramp up efforts to meet the requests coming in.
Every $350 enables ServeNow to treat a couple hundred people via medical clinics. ServeNow has a network of doctors willing to volunteer their time in addition to staff. Many of those affected by the floods cannot afford to see a doctor or even have access to basic medicines. They are also unprotected from colder weather approaching.
Every $15 also provides a heavy and warm blanket or other necessary winter coverings for the most vulnerable, particularly children and the elderly. These items can literally be life-saving for a harsh winter ahead.
To read more information, please check out the story part of ServeNow's website (www.weservenow.org) and particularly this article: https://weservenow.org/asia-flood-update/.
You can also donate here: https://weservenow.org/donate/disaster-relief/ or mail a check, marked with "Disaster Relief" in the memo to:
5225 North Academy Blvd.,
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
You can also call 719-900-1800 to donate. To contact via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ServeNow is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. The mission of ServeNow is "Serving people in need by caring for orphans, widows, underprivileged children and youth as well as equipping the church for greater fulfillment of its ministry, and providing humanitarian assistance where needed." Learn more at: https://weservenow.org/.
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*Photo Caption: Unprecedented flooding left millions homeless in Asia.
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