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The Salvation Army Gives Relief Materials To Flood Victims

Touched by the plight of some of the flood victims in Ahoada West, the Salvation Army Disaster Emergency Evangelical, Rivers/Bayelsa Team, led by the Divisional Commander, Major Joseph C. Mbagwu, in the company of Major Ngozi J. Mbagwu, the Divisional Director, Women Ministries, Captain Igboanusi Emmanuel, Corps Officer, Port Harcourt central corps and Samuel, Charity Azubuike of Corps Ubarama, on Wednesday 21st November 2012, gave out relief materials worth thousands of naira to flood victims at Ubarama Community in Ahoada West Local Government Area.
Addressing the flood victims before sharing the relief materials, the divisional commander of Rivers/Bayelsa, Major Joseph C. Mbagwu disclosed that the Salvation Army worldwide also gets involved in other social activities, stating that the religious organization is known for its social services to people who are affected by natural disasters all over the world.
He pointed out that the religious organization does not discriminate in its services when it matter most as in the case of the flood victims.
He urged the flood victims to look up to God as he will never fail them even in their moment of suffering being the only answer to all situations in the world. He also revealed that the donation was made to them through the territorial headquarter, advising them to make good use of the relief materials.
The Newswriter can authoritatively report that irrespective of the status of any member of Ubarama community, the relief materials were shared equally among the villagers in the presence of media men.
Speaking to our correspondent, Chief Kingdom Tegbu (JP), a victim of the flood in Ubarama and a member of the Salvation Army, said that he lost his house and was presently sheltering himself in Ola Ahoada camp where he was relocated with others before the flood receded.
According to him, 80% percent of Ubarama community members were affected during the flood, appealing to the government of the day to fulfill the promises made to the flood victim of building houses for those who have lost their houses as they have no place again to call their home.###
Allanso Jonathan Allanso

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