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Providing Water Tanks to Taiwan Earthquake Survivors

Field Report by Operation Blessing

TAIWAN- The horrible earthquake that struck near Hualien, Taiwan, left a trail of destruction affecting many people. Among the hardest hit were the Taroko tribe, an aboriginal group living near the now-closed Taroko National Park. The quake not only damaged buildings and triggered landslides but also destroyed the water tanks that many families relied on for their daily water needs.

An Operation Blessing team on the ground quickly identified the urgent need for new water tanks among the Taiwan survivors in the Taroko community. Many families’ tanks were completely destroyed, leaving them without reliable access to clean water.

Mimi’s Story: Taiwan Survivors Struggling Without Water Tanks

Mimi, a 63-year-old grandmother and member of the Taroko tribe, shared her harrowing experience during the earthquake: “I didn’t know what to do because the ground kept shaking and the children were crying.” When her family returned home after fleeing for safety, they found their water tanks destroyed beyond repair.

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For Mimi’s extended family of 20 people, a functioning water tank is essential for daily life. To make matters worse, many of her children worked in hotels located within Taroko National Park before it was forced to close due to earthquake damage. The loss of income has made it even more challenging for these Taiwan survivors to afford a new water tank on their own.

Providing Water Tanks to Taiwan Survivors Amid Local Shortages

As our team sought to provide replacements for the damaged water tanks, we encountered a new challenge: a shortage of water tanks at local hardware providers. But the support of friends like you enabled the team to keep going and work with local partners to secure a supplier and initiate the process of delivering new water tanks to Taiwan survivors like Mimi’s family.

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Your Support Brings Hope to Taiwan Survivors

In the face of such devastating losses, your support can make a world of difference for Taiwan survivors like Mimi and her family.

Together, we can demonstrate God’s love and provision for Taiwan survivors during this challenging time. Thank you for considering a gift to support Operation Blessing’s mission to provide relief for disaster victims.

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