Friday, July 1, 2016
ChildFund Sri Lanka Helps Those Displaced by May 2016 Cyclone
A pharmaceutical wholesale distributor based in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply offers several types of medical, pharmaceutical, and surgical products to its customers. Dedicated to the community, DV Medical Supply supports several nonprofit endeavors, including ChildFund International.
Established in 1938, ChildFund International helps vulnerable and needy children thrive by giving them the opportunity to improve their lives and become young adults and leaders that provide their communities with a positive change. The organizations works in 29 countries through 365 local partner organizations to reach almost 20 million children and family members.
In May 2016, ChildFund International’s Sri Lanka chapter mobilized to help those affected by floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. A severe tropical storm, caused heavy rains, which spawned floods and landslides affecting more than 425,000 people. The Disaster Management Center in Sri Lanka reported that more than 300,000 people were displaced with at least 92 dead and another 109 missing. The first ChildFund teams arrived onsite on May 21 to assess the needs of the communities before developing strategies to assist those in need.