Youth volunteers assist flood victims in Orongo

Youths from St.Meshack Fellowship church giving donations including clothes to flood victims.

Youth volunteers drawn from St. Meshack Fellowship church in Kisumu have come out to assist floods victims especially those displaced by the over flow of water from Lake Victoria.

The chairman of the volunteers Meshack Orem says they took the initiative as young people to make a difference in the society.

Orem says as young people in the church they made contributions purchased food and gave out clothes and shoes to the affected families.

“As young people in the church, we decided to make contributions amongst ourselves, monetary and used clothes and shoes,” he said.

He says they choose to reach out to the families displaced from their homes by water occasioned by heavy rains pounding parts of the country.

Speaking at Orongo primary school in Kisumu East Sub County where hundreds of families are camping, Orem says they are reaching out to everyone in need without minding their churches.

He appealed to the national and county governments to move with speed and assist families affected by the back flow of water from the lake.

“Things are truly different on the ground and the government should move with speed and rescue its citizens from more sufferings,” he said.

Orem says the situation is dire on the ground and families are getting is difficult to cope up especially at a time the country is battling COVID-19 pandemic.

The beneficiaries led by Mama Wilkister Atieno, the donations from St Meshack Fellowship church is a reprieve to them as most families were going without food.

Atieno says they abandoned their homes since the water levels rises as most houses have now collapsed.

“We live here in the school, in case of schools opening we will vacate to nowhere,” she said.

The beneficiaries that included young children, the youth, women and the old hailed the initiative that is being conducted by young people.

Young girls were too not left behind as they benefitted from sanitary pads.