Members of the St.Peter’s Catholic Church in Atimatim-Kumasi have donated dozens of clothes and undisclosed amount to the TV3s June 3 disaster support programme.
The donation, which was made at the Kumasi office, was spurred by the Church’s commitment to reaching out to persons in need. Lead by the Parish Priest of Atimatim St Peter ‘s Catholic Church, Father Leonard Antwi, and other senior members of the Church the items were handed over to the Deputy Manager of the Kumasi office, Ms Faulting Derry.
The Dean of the Mampong Catholic, Father Savino said the church was touched by the plight of the victims “having watched the kind of trauma these people went through it is an incumbent on our part as as church to show our widows might….” Father Savino noted.
In her reaction Ms Derry thanked the Church and urged other organisations to donate to the course “though we have released donated items to victims, we’re still calling on philanthropists to continue donating to assist the victims.”
The TV3 June 3 Disaster Fund was set up on June 8 to among other things, raise GH¢ 10 million to provide relief for the June 3 flood victims as well as fund the education of the children of the flood victims.
It has since presented assorted relief items to the victims, educated them on best sanitation practices and sensitized them on how to care for their environment in order not to trigger such natural disasters.
Hours of torrential downpour in Accra on June 3, left the national capital in chaos as a result of flooding of most areas, causing the Goil Fuel Station at the Nkrumah Circle where some people were sheltering, to explode.
At least 150 lives were lost and hundreds rendered homeless while properties worth millions of cedis were also lost to the floods that brought business activities to a halt in the city the next morning