The Mustard Seed Mission Disaster Prevention and Relief Center's staff went to visit affected families (left) and farmers whose chicken houses were damaged by the typhoon (right).
"The most important thing at the moment is to restore residents' homes and lives as soon as possible." Li Zhao-jia, CEO of The Mustard Seed Mission said that The Mustard Seed Mission has been deeply involved in Orchid Island for many years. In addition to the current family services, there are also churches cultivated and established by the founder of The Mustard Seed Mission in the early years, as well as there are many recipients who used to live in Orchid Island who received vocational training from The Mustard Seed Mission have deep feeling to the island.
This year, The Mustard Seed Mission encourages indigenous youth to raise laying hens through natural farming methods, which not only supplies local needs but also hopes to promote economic and industrial development. However, in this typhoon, the roofs of the chicken coops and farmers' houses were blown away.
The Mustard Seed Mission has established a helping network on Orchid Island. In addition to connecting cooperative companies and other resources for support, the indigenous youths from Jianshi Township, Hsinchu, and Haiduan Township, Taitung, which The Mustard Seed Mission has trained, have also formed a volunteer team to rebuild the chicken coops and homes.
The Orchid Island post-disaster recovery requires funding for building repairs, disaster preparedness food storage hubs, emergency rescue equipment setting, community industry recovery, etc., and is in urgent need of public support!