September 1, 2023
On September 1, 2023, several low pressure systems in the Atlantic caused heavy rain and flooding in Cartagena, Colombia. The flooding caused significant damage to homes and local infrastructure. To date, one Child Development Center (CDC) and 36 participants have been impacted. In-person programming has been limited due to building damages at the CDC. The CDC is utilizing Disaster Relief Funds to provide families with food, shelter and clean drinking water. They will also repair the damaged facilities, which will help them be able to resume normal programming as soon as possible.
Please pray for the safety of all families who were impacted by the storm.
Disaster Update #1: September 15, 2023
As of September 15, 2023, the flooding in Cartagena has started to subside. To date, 45 participants and two Child Development Centers (CDCs) have been impacted. Thankfully, everyone is healthy. All participants are at home. The CDC has been helping the affected families with relief items such as emergency food packages, repair materials and spiritual support. The CDCs have began repairs on their facilities and have resumed regular programming.
Please continue to pray for the participants and their families as they recover from the flooding.