Imagine the devastation of losing your home in a fire. Now add to that a pandemic, and you get a glimpse of the crisis 8-year-old Omar and his family recently faced.
While the family was thankfully safe, they lost everything in the house fire. Omar’s dad had already lost his job because of quarantine restrictions, and now they had no resources to rebuild or even replace the clothes, food and other items they had lost.
News of the fire quickly spread to Erick Ordoñez, director of the Compassion-assisted child development center Omar attends.
Less than two hours after the fire, Erick called to assure the family that the Compassion partner church would replace their important household items, provide food baskets and rebuild their house. The very next day, a delivery truck brought an abundance of essential supplies.
“I thank God for touching the heart of the center volunteers, who gave us immediate assistance, delivering to us a kitchen, bunk bed, mattresses, metal sheets, structural metal framework, bolts, and food baskets,” says Omar’s mom, Lorena.
“We thank our donors because without their help we could not help the children. Each sponsor is giving life to the children because they transform their lives," Erick says. "In Omar's case, the way that his family got out of this vulnerable situation is something that he is going to remember all his life.”