Thursday, April 2
Over 47 homes have collapsed near the CDA Christian school in the Internally Displaced People (IDP) Zone of Altos de Cazuca just outside Bogota, Colombia. There are another 140 homes at risk. A number of the families affected have sponsor children in our school (jointly supported with Word and Deed Holland). Word & Deed North America has sent $10,000 in emergency funding to purchase beds, blankets, tents, food, personal care products as well as health care (a health brigade is also being organized).
The cause of the multiple dwelling collapse was apparently the cumulative affect of rain water, ground water and sewage slowly undermining the homes, perched on steep hills and cliffs, and causing them to collapse down the hillside.
Please pray for the families and the CDA workers. If you can support this recovery effort please send donations with "Cazuca Recovery Project" on the memo line or donate by clicking on your country's flag on the right of the screen.
Click here to find out more about our projects in Colombia.
Below is a picture taken near the school in February.
Posted by Rick at 9:12 AM