Continuing the relief distribution drive, Believers Eastern Church dioceses in India helped more than 2,500 people with food, life-saving supplies, facemasks and other essentials on 26 April 2020.
The distributions were done in coordination with local administrations and social distancing norms were followed.
In Diocese of Haryana, freshly-prepared, warm meals were served to more than 100 needy people through community kitchen run by Hope for Children.
Face masks have become indispensable during the coronavirus pandemic. To address the growing need for masks, the young women and Sisters of Compassion team from St. Thomas community in Diocese of Lucknow took initiative to stitch over 750 facemasks which were distributed today among needy children and women. These facemasks are washable and reusable and these have been prepared as per the specifications provided by the government.
Similarly, in Mission Diocese of Jammu, wife of one of the priests used her sewing skills to stitch facemasks and distributed them to the needy people of the community.
Priest and members of a local parish in Diocese of Vizag helped 150 families with essential commodities. All the beneficiaries are daily wagers.
In Diocese of Mumbai provision kits, facemasks and soaps were distributed to 20 poor families under the initiative of Hope for Children. Police Inspector, Mr. Prashant Mundhe helped in handing out the items.
Diocese of Thirunelveli distributed groceries and vegetables to needy families.
A parish priest in Diocese of Chennai took initiative to help 60 families from ‘Iruler’, a backward community with provision items and facemasks. Similarly, another priest extended help to 40 needy families. Each family received essential items consisting of 10 kg rice, dal, atta, sugar, spices, soap, facemasks, and vegetables.
Parishes in Diocese of Chakradharpur distributed dry ration items to 14 families of daily wage workers who have been worst hit by the lockdown.
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