Emergency Response – Flint:
The city of Flint, Michigan – 60 miles outside of the state’s capital – suffered from toxic lead contamination within its water supply, resulting from an economic decision made two years ago that switched the city’s supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. More than 9,000+ children have been exposed to lead from drinking the city’s water. Ray of Light supported the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s response to the water crisis.
Emergency Response – Nepal:
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through Nepal, killing thousands, collapsing buildings and destroying historic landmarks. The powerful quake was the strongest to hit the Southeast Asian nation in more than 80 years.
ROL immediately supported Mercy Corps’ emergency response effort in Nepal. In the 30 days following the earthquake in Nepal, Mercy Corps reached more than 43,000 earthquake victims with lifesaving supplies like food, water, blankets and sanitation items.