Death toll in India reaches 2,400 due to flooding

GRANTHAM, Pa. (Sept. 24, 2008)—The total of those who have perished since June due to the flooding caused by monsoon rains in several Indian states rose to over 2,400 yesterday, according to CNN.

55 people have died and over 4.3 million in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, where many BIC churches are located.

In all, more than 20 million people have been affected by floods in different parts of India over the last four months, and reports from disaster-management officials in India reveal that 65 embankments have been breached by the surging waters.

To help assuage the dire effects of the flooding in India and support our brothers and sisters there, please give to the Brethren in Christ World Hunger fund by clicking “Make a donation” at the bottom of this page or by mailing in a gift:

For U.S. churches and individuals: Gifts can be mailed to the Brethren in Christ Church Offices at 431 Grantham Rd, PO Box A, Grantham, PA 17027. If giving by check, please make the check out to “General Conference Ministries” and specify “World Hunger Fund—India flooding ” on the memo line.

For Canadian churches and individuals: Gifts can be mailed to the Canadian Conference of the BIC Church, 2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville, ON L6H 6E1. If giving by cheque, please make the cheque out to “BIC Canadian Conference” and specify “World Hunger Fund—India flooding” on the memo line.