A flash flood unexpectedly struck Santa Cruz, Bolivia on the night of January 1st. Rains inundated and covered the entire campus of the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center (SCCLC) in a span of just a few hours, filling classrooms, offices, the gymnasium, and library. The SCCLC is an international k-12 Christian school with more than 200 students.
Giving to help restore and rebuild the school has begun. You can join the relief efforts here: www.southamericamission.org/floodrelief
Teachers, staff, students, missionaries, and parents spent the first week of 2018 scrubbing the floors, extracting the mud, sorting the debris, and restoring what was left of the school’s resources. Many of the volunteers that week had flooding issues of their own at home, but they sacrificially gave their time to the SCCLC. This international Christian school plays such a vital role in its community that its students, faculty, and network of parents so actively participate in its restoration now.
The initial, modest estimate of damage is $35,000. The school also estimates that $20,000 is needed to work on the property to ensure that future heavy rains do not damage the classrooms and facilities again in this way. The goal is big, but God is bigger.
With your help, the SCCLC can be revived, its classrooms and offices can be guarded against future flooding, and its students and teachers can approach the rainy season each year without fear.
The SCCLC needs your help today. Your donation of $50 or $100 would help buy new text or library books. A gift of $1,000 could restore an entire classroom worth of supplies and furniture. A greater amount would help with the much needed flood prevention for a school that seeks to fulfill the Great Commission in Bolivia. All donations are tax deductible.
Please give what you can today: www.southamericamission.org/floodrelief