John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Aim: Disasters and Natural calamities often brings human dynamics to a grinding halt. That is when we as church are duty bound to quip-in and provide the much needed relief to put life back on track. Santhome church has a robust team for disaster management. There are times when we have almost instantly responded with shelter, food, provisions, clothes and medicines. That’s only to tackle the emergency. The second phase would be to rehabilitate them with infrastructure, employment etc. and put their life back on track. Most recent torrential rains which struck our very own Chennai left over 260 dead and thousands of families displaced and rendered to near nil infrastructure. Our beloved and Most reverend Arch Bishop of Madras and Mylapore proposes to provide necessary infra and rehabilitate the affected.
Target: Flood affected in and around Chennai
Duration: 6 months
Cost per person: Approx. Rs. 25000/- (US$ 375)
Nos. aimed: 100 beneficiaries.
Model: Contributions received from philanthropists in cash or kind such as building materials, furnitures and fixtures will be used to rehabilitate the beneficiaries in the selected geography based on socio-economic as well as accessibility and affected magnitude. The rehabilitation will be supervised by the church administration.