Romania - 2007
In Romania, we were advised by Childlife
International of a desperate need.
There is a hospital for special children located in Gradinari, the
county of Giurgiu, managed by Dr. Teodora Avram who has run this
Hospital for a number of years. Frank Bullock, of Childlife
International, who has visited this hospital in the past and met Ms.
Avram, indicated that the Gradinari facility currently shelters 40
children. A similar place in Tantavele offers a place for 120 adults
with disabilities. Both of these places, a total of 160 people, are in
desperate need of food.
a desperate call from the administrator of Gradinari centre (Mr. Stefan
Tudor), pleading for help for basic food. He told us that they are
almost out of food with only a few chicken legs left for the children to
eat. The lack of food and medication has been going on for a long time,
getting worse in the last months.
The problem was the village
depended upon poultry and gardens. Due to the Bird Flu epidemic last
year, all poultry was seized and destroyed by the government without
compensations or replacement. And with the severe drought this year the
gardens did not grow. The Village is comprised of mostly elderly and
handicapped who cannot work to buy food once the gardens and chickens
were wiped out.
Caleb Ministry provided
$1,500.00 for emergency trucking of 6 tons of food from the Suceavea
warehouses of Childlife International to this remote village. Also, our
Braila Ministry trucked in 400 pounds of fresh food the day we learned
of the need. The Village now has enough for 6 to 8 months.
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