With the disaster in the past, the children and staff look forward to a new home.
Posted by Sam Kirk August 26, 2014
In early June, a landslide threatened our project in Hengyang. The good news was the safe evacuation of our children and an overwhelming show of support from individuals all around the world. We were touched by the response we received when the news broke, with so many people sending us messages and donations to help with the unforeseen circumstances. It was very encouraging for all our staff, volunteers and children in China to know that so many around the world care for them.
Now that is has been a couple of months, we wanted to give you an update. Since the landslide and evacuation, the children have settled very well into their temporary homes, and the outpouring of financial support from around the world was able to take care of all immediate needs we had. Today, we are looking forward to the completion of the new building that will become the new home for all of our children in Hengyang.
Recently, David Gotts, Founder and CEO of ICC, had the opportunity to visit the project in Hengyang and to witness the progress that has been made on the new building's construction. We were able to film his tour of the unfinished floors and ask him for his thoughts and we wanted to share that with you.
The building should be completed and ready for the children to move in sometime in October. In fact, with the new capacity of the building, we will have room to welcome 26 more children into our care from the government-run Welfare Centre. So, we thank you for standing with us during this time of transition.