Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

Never expected it to be so bad and prolonged to recover!

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

About an hour ago an exhausted looking young guy arrived back from Puri. The town is flooded still and they are trying to get generators for pumping out over the sea bund. No current still.

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

Mr.Patro our senior supervisor is there – as he had gone on ‘holidays’ two days prior to the Cyclone – bit like you say ‘busman holiday’ Never expected it to be so bad and prolonged to recover! We have drawn emergency funds.

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

No patients are going begging and we are trying to restrict movement of those with ulcers to stop infection. We have ‘borrowed’ (credit) from a shop owner that we know well over the years and got 3 water filters. Firewood is one of the expensive items – irony when so many trees are down!.

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

We dont have staff to reach out to Berampur so we are just sending a man with funds to buy and yet another NGO there to distribute. Getting locals to participate is good but not easy when they are also having the same hassle as the people in the leprosy colony!  Any support any one can give would be appreciated as Leprosy Feeding programme has to go on for weeks.

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

Phailin Cyclone Relief Fund India

New Hope

Maggie Nolan McMullen, OAM – Patron, Founder Member *RIP – 24th September, 2019. She was an inspirational woman who has devoted much of her life to helping the sick and poor in India. Maggie Sister was the founder Trustee and Patron of “New Hope India Relief Australia Inc and a Trustee of New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust India”. She lived and worked from the idyllic town of Broome Western Australia, but her life’s work took her far from that setting. The grandmother of three was known as Maggie Sister, a name given to her by the people with whom she worked in the Indian regions of Western Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. New Hope has TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION STATUS in Australia. We are hoping now that business people and you our supporters will have tax relief when donating to us.

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