When unexpected crises like hurricanes, earthquakes, or floods strike, Children’s Hope India steps in to lend a helping hand. We partner with established, local organizations that are actively working on the ground in the affected areas. We recognize that damage from natural disasters can have devastating effects on children and families, severely disrupting their lives. To meet some of the immediate and longer-term needs, we support a range of relief efforts. Here are some highlights from the projects we have supported, from Gujarat to the Philippines to New York:
- On World Hunger Day in 2017, we donated to Mercy Corps, an agency providing relief to the near famine conditions in Somalia and South Sudan. This aid went directly to the thousands of children and families on the brink of starvation
- After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013, we helped to fund the distribution of emergency supplies and the construction of two homes for families who had lost everything.
- In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, we made contributions toward the Mayor’s Relief Fund to help local families who were affected rebuild their homes and lives.
- After a massive earthquake ravaged much of Haiti in 2010, we worked with two international organizations to provide emergency services.
- When a strong earthquake hit Kargil (in Jammu-Kashmir) in the winter of 2008, we distributed blankets to local communities through the Indian army.
- After the 2004 Tsunami in Asia, we funded the construction of a school in Tharangambadi, Tamil Nadu.
- In the aftermath of 9/11, we helped support displaced restaurant workers in downtown New York.
- After the earthquake in Bhuj Gujarat, in 2001 we built a school for more than 300 children and a children’s ward at a hospital.