Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, leaving behind a trail of destruction and tragic loss of life. 2.5 million people now need help.
A secondary emergency is already being faced, with cholera and malaria outbreaks already occurring due to stagnant water, poor sanitation, overcrowded conditions in communal shelters, and limited access to clean water.
It’s personal for me. I lived and worked in Beira (Mozambique) for 3 years from 2000 to 2003. I flew out just after the last major floods in 2000, when thousands of people faced death and sickness, displacement and total devastation. Now the same is happening all over again.
I worked across the central province of Sofala as a VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) volunteer running a resource centre and teaching training programme. I have friends that I love that have lost their roofs, walls and complete homes, and are now facing an immediate lack of basic needs and need long term help.
Can you help me and my fellow friends of Beira raise money to help them rebuild their homes and their lives?
Thank you for any support you can give. You are also kindly encouraged to circulate the poster (DOWNLOAD HERE) to your friends, family, colleagues, congregations etc, or even print one off and put it on display. You could also download some social media images (see below) to post online too, as even one extra donation could be the difference between life and death.
In Hope and Solidarity,
Kim Greig - in partnership with the GRASSROOTS PROGRAMME
HOW TO DONATE:
Donate online via Just Giving at http://bit.ly/cycloneidai2019
BACS transfers can be made via the Cooperative Bank (Account Number: 65797798 / Sort Code: 08-92-99). Please add a reference stating ‘IDAI’
Please make cheques payable to 'GRASSROOTS PROGRAMME' and post to Kim Greig, c/o GRASSROOTS, 47 High Town Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 0BW, United Kingdom. Please add a reference stating ‘IDAI’
SOCIAL MEDIA DOWNLOADS: