We may be seeing the world around us shifting back into some state of normalcy, but this is not the case for India and Nepal. With devastating waves of covid cases and deaths they remain in a strict lockdown with no end in sight. Many people are without jobs, food, or housing. Prices for supplies have increased, and schools are shutdown.
What does that mean for Kidstown Homes?
Although the leaders of the homes we support in India and Nepal have been doing an incredible job of taking care of their children during this time, they are not immune to the effects of their hurting nations. Some homes still need access to devices that will help with online school, some are required to provide extra housing for quarantine areas, and most need supplies such as vitamins, hand sanitizers, and thermometers. Medicine and food prices have skyrocketed, and we are receiving numerous financial requests from leaders.
The Kidstown board of directors has authorized a $50,000 Covid Relief Fund to be used by the homes for health and education purposes. The intention for this fund is that it would be used to directly benefit and help the children we support.
What can you do?
If you have asked the question: “What can we do to help?”, here is an answer. Please consider making a donation to the Covid Relief Program to help these kids in India and Nepal as they battle the effects of Covid-19. We have created a page on our website where you can donate: https://kidstown.org. Or you can send a check to Kidstown at 119 N. Commercial, Ste 168, Bellingham, WA 98225 with a memo that it is for Covid Relief.