Adventist church donates relied items to flood victims of regions 7 and 8
Posted : 27 Jul 2017
The Seventh-day Adventist Church donated approximately $300,000 worth of supplies to residents of severely flooded areas in Regions 7 and 8 on Wednesday. As the items were handed over to representatives of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) for distribution, Ministerial Secretary of the church, Pastor Malcolm La Fleur, noted that the benevolent gesture, a response to the perceived needs of humanity, was a reflection of the ethos of the Adventist Church.
The donation was spearheaded by Pastor Dennis Hamilton, Director of the Adventist Development & Relief Agency, the humanitarian arm of the Adventist Church. He expressed the hope that the donations would be a timely help for affected residents.
Deputy Director General of the CDC, Major Kestor Craig, intimated that the organisation was expending all efforts to alleviate the discomfort of the residents. He also expressed gratitude for the various donations that are pouring in from kind-hearted citizens in this time of crisis.
The donation from the Adventist Church consisted of detergent and food items including split peas, black-eye peas, salt fish, flour, sugar, rice, cooking oil, powdered milk, farine, sardines, and crackers.
The severe flooding of these highland regions is the result of excessive rainfall. Hard hit communities are located in valleys where rivers have overflowed their banks. Water levels have been recorded as high as 15 feet, a number of homes and roads have been washed away, and many farms destroyed
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