I hope the New Year brings joy for you and your family!
The cold winter months are here in Bihar now, and the welcoming warmth of Rescue Junction saves many children's lives at this time of year.
I wanted to tell you all an amazing story, sometimes we wonder what we will see come through the door next.
A frightened and cold ten month old child was very recently brought to us by the Police having been found with a bottle of milk crying next to the toilet of an express train as it came into Gaya Junction. We have built up a good relationship with the local media who are very supportive of the project so we turned to them, as well as using our community contacts to try and trace the family. I am pleased to tell you we were able locate the mother, a women living in poverty near a station over 80km or 50 miles away. But she is able to care for her child whom she loves very much.
It turns out her father in a drunken state took the child when the mother went to fetch water and boarded a train. He then left the train at another station, abandoning the child near the toilet. With our support, charges have now been brought against him of what I believe is called in the west “reckless child endangerment”
I want you also to know your support enabled us to buy many warm sweaters and clothing for the children,and we have noticed that many donations came in November from Global Giving UK . They were given anonymously, but whoever you are our children thank you. And thanks to all of you who have shown you really do care about helping change these children’s lives for the better.
God Bless you all,
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