A few months ago Ruth’s House, Compassion First’s operational aftercare facility in Indonesia, was directly impacted by historic flooding that elevated waters 10-12 feet, destroyed homes, and displaced nearly 80,000 people. Our staff and residents had little time to haul belongings, office supplies, and program materials to the only second story room of Ruth’s House, where they rode out the storm huddled together. They were evacuated by rescue boat at 2:30am and safely escorted to Sarah’s House—our newest leased, beautiful and spacious home for survivors.
While this new facility is much larger and better suited for our program needs, it was not ready for operations at the time of the flood. In an effort to help accelerate the transition and make Sarah’s House safe and secure, communities have deployed renovation teams and individuals have given special gifts. The aid response has been both encouraging and humbling.Our staff is committed as ever to keeping the girls enrolled in their programs and activities. And despite the constant drum of hammers, drills and opportunity for distraction, our girls are thriving in their new environment.
Your contributions are helping us purchase new bunk beds, repair roofs, provide new clothing for the residents, rebuild our kitchen and so much more! We hope you enjoy our report pictures.There is still much work to be done! We will continue to generate updates and keep you informed on the continued progress. For now, thank you for helping us rebuild.
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Assistant to Bickey Lloyd