COVID-19 Is Deadly…in More Ways than You May Realize
For over two years, we’ve experienced the effects of COVID-19 on schools, businesses, and families. But in the developing world, this disease brought additional dangers and challenges. And for many, a physical illness was the least of their concerns.
Violence erupted worldwide trying to enforce guidelines set up to protect people from the virus. Beatings happened in the markets, and robberies and looting were a constant threat.
Because of road closures, strict curfews, and the danger of violence when venturing out, crucial medicines weren’t being distributed. And supply lines are even now still struggling to get back to normal.
Livelihoods of the poor living hand to mouth were destroyed. People weren’t allowed to buy and sell, so many went hungry.
And on top of everything, locusts and mud slides in East Africa took even more lives.
Many felt hopeless…but incredible supporters like you came to the rescue.
When the cards were stacked against the communities we serve, you answered their calls for help. And your contributions to Emergency Relief became more important than ever. You helped provide for extra food when transportation became halted, supplies and technology for homeschooling when schools shut down, medical supplies and services when communities needed the care, and more.
However, the impact of COVID-19 continues to resonate around the world through supply line disruptions and shipping delays. And we need to make sure we’re prepared for whatever comes next.
Could you please contribute to Emergency Relief to make sure our field team members are able respond at a moment’s notice?
Whether a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake is on the horizon or a child is sick and needs urgent medical care, some emergencies can’t wait. And a gift from you will make it possible to take immediate action.
100% of your gift will go towards our Emergency Relief fund.