June 01, 2015
In the wake of last Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Joyce Meyer Ministries’ outreach arm, Hand of Hope, deployed a response team to Nepal to provide medical assistance, emergency food distributions and survival equipment in support of families displaced by the devastation. The team continues to search the region to provide assistance in villages where help has not yet reached people, and meets with Nepal government officials this week to discuss a long-term strategy for rebuilding homes that were destroyed by the earthquake. Items distributed thus far include non-perishable foods, purified water, personal hygiene items, blankets and tents, as well as medical support.
In partnership with the Red Cross, Hand of Hope set up an emergency First Aid clinic within the destruction area, assessing medical conditions and provided hundreds of people with much needed medical supplies and emergency care.
Pastor Samuel Sodemba, Joyce Meyer Ministries’ Hand of Hope coordinator in Kathmandu, had lost his home and church in the quake. Living among the other survivors in tents, Pastor Samuel’s focus is on helping others. He has distributed more than 4500 blankets to those sleeping on the streets, and continues to find ways to alleviate the suffering.
“At this time, there are more than one million survivors in need of urgent assistance,” says David Meyer, CEO of Hand of Hope. “Most homes are destroyed, and people are without shelter, sleeping out in the open. Survivors are dealing with enormous loss coupled with the fear of further devastation from multiple after shocks. Our team continues to provide emergency provisions to offer immediate relief.”
If you would like to support Hand of Hope's humanitarian efforts in response to the Nepal earthquake, visit joycemeyer.org
About Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministries
Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) is an international nonprofit organization that focuses on reaching people through media with a potential audience of 4.5 billion people. Impacting lives around the world, through its outreach arm, Hand of Hope, JMM provides life-changing global humanitarian and missions relief. In 2014, JMM provided more than 31.9 million meals supporting feeding centers in 33 countries and free medical care to over 225,000 people in multiple remote areas. JMM also provides support for 35 children’s homes globally and provides a host of other disaster, missions and humanitarian aid. JMM also operates the Dream Center, an inner-city church and outreach center in North St. Louis. For more information, please visit joycemeyer.org.