Updated: Jun 4, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted our nation in more ways than one. The current travel restriction imposed in the country has hindered the livelihood of many, challenging their basic
means of survival.
Together with the Alliance Development Trust (ADT), we reached out to vulnerable
communities across the island and distributed 2861 essential relief packs to those residing in Galle, Tissamaharama, Polonnaruwa, Gampaha, Batticaloa, Kurunegala, Monaragala, Kandy,
Kegalle, Colombo, Wattala, Negombo, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Trincomalee, Badulla, Kalutara, Hambantota, Puttalam and estate and rural communities from Nuwara Eliya, Matale, Hatton, Talawakelle and Kotagala.
Pastor Basnayake: “I serve in the slums of Mattakkuliya. The people who live there are extremely poor and are mostly daily-wage earners. Because of this, when the lockdown was imposed, they were not able to buy food for their families. My congregation consists of about 50 families, and we are truly grateful for the dry rations the NCEASL provided us.”
Rajeshwari: “We had an extremely difficult time as my two sons were both diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. They were moved to a quarantine center many miles away from us in Jaffna. To add to the strain, my husband and I were quarantined with no food or rations. We thank the NCEASL who miraculously came forward to help us.”
Stephenraj: “We have faced loss after loss. We lost our house to a fire, next was the COVID-19 pandemic and now my job. We have come to nothing. However, just when we thought it was hopeless the NCEASL provided us with all our basic needs.”
Sri Devi: “Due to the growing numbers and prevalent COVID-19 situation, the area we lived in was put under lockdown. This was a big hit on our income as we were denied access to our jobs. We were struggling to survive. However, we thank the NCEASL for providing us with dry rations.”
Rajeshwary: “My husband was working hard at the fish market. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic he was denied access to the market. This put us in great financial strain. We thank God for being good to us during this time and providing us our needs through the NCEASL.”
Together with our relief and development arm the Alliance Development Trust (ADT) we have initiated to raise resources to support the healthcare sector of Sri Lanka. Given the rise in COVID-19 patients and those in need of urgent care (https://www.newswire.lk/2021/06/03/121-increase-reported-in-covid-patients-on-oxygen-support-from-27-31st-may/) we wish to support the hospitals with vital medical equipment. To learn more and donate towards this cause, visit: COVID-19 | NCEASL