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Gujarat Earthquake Victims get Help from Food for Life!
from IVU News 2001

Gujarat, India-After an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale devastated this western state of India, humanitarian agencies in cooperation with the Indian military undertook a massive cleanup, search, and rebuild operation.

More than 20,000 people perished and hundreds of thousands were displaced in India's biggest natural disaster in recent history.

Food for Life, an international vegan/vegetarian food relief, sent in volunteers from nearby Baroda and Mumbai, including a team of fifty doctors and nurses who set up a temporary hospital for the survivors.

In addition, they provided survival kits, fresh water, clothes and more than one million freshly cooked vegetarian meals.

In the following months, Food for Life, in cooperation with the local government, has taken responsibility for rebuilding many small townships, including Bhadreswar with a total population of 3,475 and an estimated expenditure of more than 85 million rupees.

To learn more about Food for Life and to contribute to their emergency efforts in Gujarat, go to www.ffl.org.


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