All Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are safe. Nazareth, Kentucky, where the Motherhouse and most Kentucky-based Sisters reside, is centrally located in the state. Nazareth is a long distance from the flooding.
Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattum, president of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, stated the following, “We pray for those who have been devastated by the floods. We remember the 25 people who have lost their lives so suddenly and those still missing or are unaccounted for. We hold in our hearts those who have lost their homes, their livelihoods, their security, and their hope. Let us pray for the work of relief agencies and those providing emergency assistance.”
As scheduled before the flooding, an SCN volunteer team is going to Beattyville, Kentucky, on Sunday, July 31, to work on home repairs. This is in a location about two hours drive from the disaster area. At a later date, SCN volunteers will respond to the disaster area to provide relief with home repairs.
At this time, all are urged to continue to pray for the victims of this flood and for the trained emergency response personnel. Governor Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the floods and the severe weather system.
You may donate to flood relief efforts through the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s disaster relief fund below.