The worldwide community has been incredible for it’s response to the disaster caused by Cyclone Pam on March 6, 2015. People gave more than $6 million to organizations that provide humanitarian support for the communities affected by Cyclone Pam. Over $2 million was raised in a single weekend. Individuals, governments and businesses have given generously.
International Aid donors and supporters have been no exception to this response, and for that we are very grateful. Sometimes the best way to respond doesn’t happen immediately. In the months that have passed since the destruction of Cyclone Pam, International Aid has been exploring the best way to respond.
After much prayer and conversation, we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. The church is working on a major project to help rebuild the homes of teachers and the classrooms of the school in that area. Many of the teachers and students are currently living under tarps, and other types of temporary shelters. Living in these conditions is beginning to affect them socially and emotionally. It is also affecting how they are able to perform their duties as a family.
This partnership will help with healthier living conditions by providing permanent shelter for them. It will also improve performance for these teachers, which will ultimately improve the academic skills for this community.
We are so blessed to have partnerships like this. Being able to reach the world for Jesus Christ is something that we cannot do alone. Through our faithful donors, and partners who are in the field serving, we are able to help changes lives, and for that…we are very grateful!