As many people know, our ministry has been traveling to Peru since 1999. The people and nation of Peru mean a lot to us and they are our family and they need our help. Peru has been experiencing heavy rainfall since January. Mainly in the northern tip of the nation but that has caused the rivers to overflow.
Peru has recently declared a State of Emergency. Schools are closed due to the fact that they are not accessible. The military has been sent out to rescue people out of areas of extreme flooding. Others, have had to evacuate their house in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
As of now, it is known that 79 people have been killed, including several children, and there are over 150 injured. And now over half a million people have lost their homes and that number is increasing as you are reading this. It is said that the rain will continue for the next few days and the flooding will be an issue into mid-April.
The water supply has been cut off in Lima and the surrounding districts. The shelves have cleared of all clean drinking water. People have been evacuated out of certain places around Lima and across Peru. CrossPoint is working with several organizations to help the people on the ground. We're helping with getting water to an orphanage and an abused women and children shelter as well as helping provide food, clean up crews, and supplies to the flood victims. Any amount donated is greatly appreciated.
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