Grant sustains 300 flooded-out families in Sri Lanka
A UCC Disaster Ministries solidarity grant helped sustain 300 families in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province who lost property and livelihoods to heavy flooding in late 2015. The grant paid for food and other relief items for families most affected by the floods and the most vulnerable.
UCC’s contribution of $3,000 was part of a $6,000 grant that also included $3,000 from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Week of Compassion. The funds were sent to the UCC-Disciples’ joint Global Ministries’ long-standing partner, the Church of the American Ceylon Mission (CACM).
During the last months of 2015, several villages in Sri Lanka’s Wanni Region were badly affected by heavy floods, the CACM reported. Local government officials requested assistance from Church of the American Ceylon Mission to help affected residents with relief supplies.
The beneficiaries were selected by local government officials: 185 families in the village of Ponnagar, Kilinochchi District, and 115 families in Udayarkattu, Mullaitivu District.
Each family was provided with a ration pack containing rice, wheat flour, sugar, milk powder, tea, dried fish, biscuits, tinned fish, chili powder, coconut oil, soya meat, potatoes, noodles, dhal, soap, matches, mosquito coil, candles and tooth powder.
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