The whole city is devastated. Incredible levels of water have innundated everywhere. Our friends, Kevin & Deborah, who are pastors of a church in the middle of the slum, have had their own house filled with sewage water. Most of the houses of the children sponsored via Grassroots have lost everything and are their homes are under feet of water. It is almost unbelievable.
Initially we thought our best response was to raise moneyt to give relef parcels to families after the flood. We sent this email out and raise £3000 for 100 food parcels.
Now things are worse!
So many families have been out of their hgouses for days. Kevin & Deborah are taking in families and they are sleeping, eating, living, waiting on the upper floors of the church building. But Kevin needs money for food and clean water to look after these people and others of his neighbours and church members who are sheltering elsewhere. If you can help please give money in the usual ways and leave a note that it is for Chennai. 100% of what you give will go out to help! Here are the details of how to give: www.grassroots.org.uk/donate.
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