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Cylone Idai

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An Update on Cyclone Idai

Dear Donors:

Please spend a few moments and read this important letter.

Many of you have asked us about Cyclone Idai that devastated central Mozambique in mid-March. The destruction was so horrific that the extent of the damage and loss of life is still unknown.

Worst hit was the region around the port city of Beira. According to one of our Mozambican partners, All main roads in the major city of Beira in and out of the city are destroyed, there are miles of 20 foot deep water and over 90% of the buildings are damaged or destroyed. Whole villages were swept away. It appears that hundred of thousands of people are in urgent need of food and drinking water and have lost everything they own.

Responding to a catastrophe of this magnitude is overwhelming. CFO has chosen to focus on two projects that most directly affect our partners:

  1. Victor and Christina: Though their orphanage is 600 miles north of Beira, Victor worked with a team with UN and refugee experience in humanitarian relief to derive a plan to provide food and hygiene kits to 600 families. Each kit will meet the needs of one family for a month. He plans to continue providing this help as long as his funds allow. He has now arrived in Beira and is working directly with his colleagues in churches and schools to distribute the supplies. Details of his plan can be found on his website: www.evanjafrica.org and on Facebook (Evanjafrica Mozambique or Victor Carlos).
    • You can provide one kit, supporting one family for one month, for $90.
  2. Abel and Amina: Of all our partners, this young couple lives closest to the affected areas. They house 21 orphans in their already limited structures and provide daily food for 24 more that live in the bush nearby. During the cyclone, a small structure was destroyed, two buildings that were used as dorms lost their roofs and the outdoor kitchen, used to feed 45 children a day, was destroyed. It is still too early to know the exact costs for construction, but we are estimating $10,000. Your gift of any amount could be designated toward:
    • Kitchen.
    • Roof for girls dorm.
    • Roof for boys dorm.

In addition to these immediate projects, the Board at CFO is very concerned about the following near term and long term issues because of the lack of governmental help and the enormous poverty:

  • Water-borne diseases including typhoid, cholera and malaria once the waters subside.
  • Unavailability of food, water and shelter.
  • Substantial rebuilding efforts.

Therefore, the Board at CFO has set a goal of raising $45,000 in order to assist in providing relief to those we are committed to support.

If you choose to help financially, you may designate how you would like your gift to be used when making an online donation. If donating by check, please feel free to include a note indicating how you would like your gift to be used.

Thank you for considering these needs! And thank you for your help throughout the years. We are grateful that we are all in this together, working to help those who have no voice.

Thank you!

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Caring for Orphans - Mozambique
35865 Calle Nopal
Temecula, CA 92592

Please Note:

Caring For Orphans – Mozambique is tax-exempt as a charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Your gifts are deductible for income tax purposes. You will receive a statement at the end of the year documenting your contributions. This statement will support your deduction for income tax purposes.

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