Severe flooding in Mbale and surrounding areas

Dear All, just wanted to let you know that there have been severe flooding in Mbale area. Fortunately, our partners have not been directly affected but the situation is very concerning.

Livingstone University, where two of the WJR-sponsored students are studying, was severely flooded and even halt their exams https://www.independent.co.ug/livingstone-university-halts-examinations-over-floods/

https://livingstoneuniversity.org/stories/deadly-flooding-impacts-livingstone/

Jewish Response Uganda expressed willingness to support their affected neighbors – We were impressed with Tarphon’s leadership and commitment. According to Ekaterina, Tarphon on behalf of JRU, is really helping the people in the areas that have been worst hit., JRU has some savings which we are now using to purchase some food for the most affected (mainly elderly and children). Today Tarphon is assessing damage and needs with local leaders.

They are hoping PVAO would donate to this crisis, saying $500 would be great.
If you are able and willing, please give  to our emergency fund and make a note for Mbale flooding.

Or you can pay by check, checks should be made payable to Putti Village Assistance Organization (or simply PVAO). Checks should be mailed to:Putti Village Assistance Organization
Attn: Sjimon den Hollander

21 East 22nd Street, 12G
New York, NY 10010, USA