CASH donations are being received
by The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS) for victims of the
earthquake in South Asia following an appeal by Bishop Dr Robert
Solomon to all the 42 Methodist churches here.
The MCS will decide on where to direct the funds, according to needs and opportunities.
"We will monitor the situation and hope to use the donations collected for relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation work," said Bishop Dr Solomon in his appeal letter of Oct 20 to the churches.
Meanwhile, two TRAC Crisis Relief Taskforce teams have been visiting the earthquake-hit areas in Pakistan since Oct 19 to assess the situation there and to provide medical and other basic supplies.
The basic supplies the teams gave included dry food rations such as dates and peanuts, and utensils such as pots and plates. Petroleum jelly and soap were also given out.
Among the villages and towns they visited were Kone, which became a "tent village", Batal, where many of the houses were destroyed, Gharry Doppata, which also suffered massive destruction, Sangar, and Abbotabad.
Even as the team members were carrying out relief work, they experienced some after-shocks on some days.
They also rendered medical aid at clinics. Altogether, they attended to about 1,700 patients in various places.