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World Vision to donate food and supply kits to vulnerable families amidst the Coronavirus epidemic

In an exceptional exertion to take care of America’s most vulnerable families during the coronavirus pandemic, World Vision said it will initiate the project to donate food and supply kits through its extensive network of partners.

Coronavirus initially erupted in a market in Wuhan, China, and in a matter of weeks spread to most of the world, effecting Italy, China, USA and Spain the most. The number of new cases has been increasing significantly, with a rate of 17000/day in the U.S. alone. Currently, there are 585,000 reported coronavirus cases and 26,827 deaths worldwide. Out of the affected, 131,428 cases have successfully recovered.

The epidemic has led to a major economic disaster, with the stock market crashing a few days ago. A large percentage of the affected countries are in lock down and hence, the supply and food kits are running out. Further, educational institutions and other offices have also been closed. With no hope of the antidote yet, experts believe the numbers will surge in the next two weeks and eventually start to drop.

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From 13 key areas in the U.S., including New York City, Seattle, Dallas and Chicago, World Vision is cooperating with the church and schools to provide 650,000 helpless individuals with Family Emergency Kits. Each pack gives “a week’s worth of food for a family of five, hygiene and protective items, educational supplies and resources for kids, and other essentials”.

Edgar Sandoval, President of World Vision U.S., talked about the campaign saying, “We know that school closures means limited or no access to food for a lot of families, and we want to do all we can to help in this time of need. It’s a unique time because we are seeing the impact of the crisis right in our own backyard – affecting our neighbors, schools, and churches. We want to bring hope like never before, trusting in God, uniting in prayer, and moving swiftly to help those who are the most vulnerable here in the U.S. and around the world”.

With the supply kits and the campaign, the organization is trying to make the lives of the lower class, especially with daily wagers, a little better so they don’t have to suffer due to the ongoing crisis.

World Vision is one of the biggest ‘Christian humanitarian’ associations on the planet serving helpless kids and families in more than 100 nations.

World Vision gets corporate gifts of new, top-quality merchandise made accessible to its partners for dissemination. The donated goods that are distributed include “building materials, school supplies, personal care items, and clothing to over 4 million people in low-income communities annually”. The same work is also done during natural disasters.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has already been giving necessary cleanliness supplies, for example, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers to the educational institutions and churches it has partnered with. Furthermore, World Vision also provided masks and protective apparatus to the local hospitals to make sure everyone is relatively safe, especially with the coronavirus cases coming in.

The huge organization is additionally giving resources and support to guardians during the coronavirus crisis. Its Ignite schools program propelled a video series to empower students to gain knowledge from World Vision “expert exercises” that assist them with understanding “the world’s most pressing humanitarian issues such as health, gender, and sanitation”

Overall, after first reacting in China when the epidemic initially started, World Vision as of late launched a 17-country response to the coronavirus crisis where expert teams on the ground are “supporting vulnerable children and their communities by promoting prevention behaviors, offering essential health advice and psychosocial support, and engaging government health authorities.”

Mariyam Tanveer

Recently graduated from LUMS, I now work as Researcher and a Freelance Writer on Ask Health News

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