Sampoori Devi and her children were still finding it hard to come to terms with what they had just been through when they received relief aid from Blythswood’s partners in India, Sathyam Ministries.
On 15 June 2013,their home in the hilly state of Uttarakhand was washed away by a devastating flash flood. They survived – but only by wading through waist-high water to reach safety. They lost all their possessions and were traumatised by witnessing the death of friends, relatives and neighbours.
Sathyam Ministries gave them a Bucket of Love, funded by Blythswood’s Gift Catalogue. The aid package included essential foods such as rice, oil, sugar and salt as well as blankets, hygiene kits and other items – all specifically chosen to help families survive an immediate crisis until longer-term help can be given.