Eastern Europe suffers from poverty and very cold winters
Many more families than usual face a bleak prospect this year. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the health of thousands of people and sadly many have lost their lives. With limited medical care and often poorly resourced hospitals the toll has been high. The hope of a vaccine remains distant compared to the rich, western nations of Europe.
Countries like Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia are also suffering from economic collapse as a result of factory closures and the loss of tourism. Unemployment levels are dangerously high and there is little money to buy essential food and logs for heating. On top of this, Moldova and parts of Romania have experienced a year-long drought that has greatly affected crop yields. Farmers have no income and the cost of animal feed has risen dramatically.
This winter many of TEN’s partners will again offer assistance to the most vulnerable people in their communities. Without the generosity of UK Christians only a small number of elderly people and families can be helped. Donating money towards TEN’s WinterHelp Appeal enables our partners to offer hot meals to children, buy and distribute food parcels, supply logs for stoves and other vital provisions. This costs much less than it would to source and send supplies from the UK.
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How can you give to WinterHelp?
» Donations can be made online by using the Give to WinterHelp button below.
» Online banking to the credit of ‘Eurovangelism’
Account number: 38611760
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» Send a cheque made out to ‘TEN’ and write WinterHelp on the back.
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