SALVATION ARMY IN GEORGIA PROVIDES ONGOING FLOOD RESPONSE

// 24 AUGUST 2012 //

THE country of Georgia is dealing with damage caused by unprecedented storms which have caused flooding and other damage throughout the summer. The Salvation Army has provided assistance since the floods began in May and is still offering help today.

In May The Salvation Army responded to flooding in Lagodekhi and Tbilisi, providing food, water, rubber boots and teams of people to help with the clean-up operation. In July, the Kakheti Region was hit by sustained rain and hail, causing widespread flooding that destroyed crops, killed farm animals and damaged more than 3,000 homes.

The latest floods, on 19-20 August, mainly affected the Kakheti Region again, causing further turmoil to farmers who were preparing for harvest time and forcing many people from their homes. Roads have been blocked and some houses have had their roofs blown off.

The Salvation Army has organised a response out of Lagodekhi Corps (church), working closely with the government and the Georgian Red Cross to ensure that assistance is not duplicated. Food is being supplied by the Georgian Government and European Union and The Salvation Army is providing blankets and pillows.

From a report by Major Bradley Caldwell
Regional Commander
Georgia Region
Eastern Europe Territory

 Donations towards the response in Georgia can be made online

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