Here is a glance at what we have done with some of your donations and the need to continue our long term recovery efforts. Thank you. 

Sierra Leone August 2017 Mudslide AFTERMATH

 

In the early morning of August 14th, 2017 heavy rain flooded the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone which caused a mudslide that claimed the lives of approximately 1000 people of whom 109 were children, 600 individuals uncounted for/missing, and left over 2000 displaced citizens. We are raising funds to provide long term relief to victims in all of the communities affected by this tragedy.

A majority of the funds raised was used to provide immediate unmet needs like sleeping bags, blankets, food, clothing, hygiene products, diapers, water, and medical supplies to families in shelters around the city and in Regent, Kamayama, Kanikay, Kroo Bay, Lumley, Brooksfield, Kingtom, Kolleh Town, and other affected areas.

At this stage in  the recovery process, homelessless is a great concern as many families were released from shelters in mid November 2017 and many others are hoping for sustainable relief. Thus all incoming donations will also be utilized to rent homes for homeless families, and to provide business capital to help folks get back on their feet. Every dollar you donate will grealy contribute to rebuild shattered communities  and most importantly lives.

One of our communities and schools in Kroo Bay, Freetown Sierra Leone was also affected by this disaster and our team on the ground reported that 56 homes were damaged, 113 individuals affected of which 82 were school-aged children. As other students prepared to start school in late September 20147, 82 of our students wondered if they would be able to return to school due to severe flooding in their school; Kroo Bay Community  Primary School. With your donations, not only were we able to get the school back to standard, but we were also able to purchase classroom supplies and all 82 students were provided the essential school supplies they needed and 

Donate today and help restore hope in broken communities.  Your donations to this campaign are tax-deductible under IRS Code 501c(3) and EIN:46-1403741.

 
 Regent residents in disbelief of the tragedy in their community.

 Regent residents in disbelief of the tragedy in their community.

A glance at the mudsline's point of orgin in Regent, Freetown, Sierra Leone. 

A glance at the mudsline's point of orgin in Regent, Freetown, Sierra Leone. 

Residents in Kroo Bay, central  Freetown, Sierra  Leone barricaded by flood waters on August 14th, 2017. 

Residents in Kroo Bay, central  Freetown, Sierra  Leone barricaded by flood waters on August 14th, 2017. 

Our Emergency Response Team in Sierra Leone reported the following as of 08/18/2017.

  • A majority of the displaced victims that were in shelters are women, children, and senior citizens

Phase I: Immediate Needs(August 2017-October 2017)

  • Shelter
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Blankets
  • Food
  • Water
  • Clothing
  • Towels
  • Diapers
  • Hygiene Products
  • Medical Supplies
  • Medicine: Pain Relievers and Antibiotics

Phase II: Intermediate- Long Term Recovery Needs  (November 2017- Unmet Needs Fullfilled)

  • Housing (Host families and permanent housing solutions) 
  • Food
  • Hygiene Products
  • Rehabilitation and Orientation
  • Self Empowerment Training(Skills)
  • Financial Aid: Sustainability Model(Micro-enterprise loans)
  • Grief Counseling/Therapy
  • Long Term Recovery Plan

**We will provide critical updates as it becomes available.

 

Students in Kroo Bay accepting donated school supplies in late September 2017

Students in Kroo Bay accepting donated school supplies in late September 2017