In addition to OFH, Reaching Hand Society has deployed a team to help five coastal villages north of Chennai (Madras). The RHS team is serving communities not being helped by the Indian government or other non-governmental organizations. The team is providing food, clothing, medications, vocational assistance (sewing and cobbling) and boats and nets to these communities. The RHS tsunami reconstruction project will cost $40,000, and thus far, $20,500 has been donated.
Partnering With Other Non-profit Agencies
Alongside individual donors, other faith-based non-profit agencies have been supporting India Partners' tsunami relief and reconstruction efforts. In January of this year, Northwest Medical Teams International, based in Portland, Oregon, gave India Partners a $15,000 grant which helped provide immediate disaster relief (food, water, medicine and blankets) to thousands of affected persons. Similarly, Chicago-based Bright Hope International granted $10,000 in January and is also providing a gift of $30,000 in the form of a 12-month pledge. "India Partners considers it a privilege to be working with organizations such as Northwest Medical Teams and Bright Hope to continue giving hope and daily bread to the tsunami survivors in India," says Brent Hample, Executive Director of India Partners.
To help India Partners in tsunami reconstruction, here's how to donate:
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By phone: 1-888-870-9085
By mail: India Partners, Tsunami Relief, PO Box 5470, Eugene, OR 97405