|   Posted: September 05, 2023   |   Updated: November 02, 2023

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.

Disaster Update #2: October 4, 2023

In late September, additional storms caused more flooding in Cartagena. The rain damaged homes and crops. To date, 95 participants have been impacted overall. Thankfully, everyone is healthy. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) have provided relief items such as mattresses, beds, sheets, stoves, hygiene kits and clothing. CDC staff members have visited the homes of all the impact families.

Please continue to pray for the safety of the participants and their families.

Disaster Update #3: October 27, 2023

As of October 27, 2023, the flooding has subsided in Cartagena. In total, 114 participants and two Child Development Centers (CDCs) were impacted. Thankfully, all participants and their families are in good health. The CDCs were able to deliver relief items such as home repair materials, food, hygiene kits, blankets and household items. Families have returned to their daily activities.

Thank you for your prayers for the participants and their families who were impacted by the flooding.