CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The wife of a Navy chaplain here is seeking donations for orphans and villagers in southeast India devastated by last Sunday’s killer tsunami.
Renee Reed, director of international operations for Global Outreach Inc., said she is seeking funds to help feed and clothe people in the coastal villages of Machili, Patnam, East Godvari and West Godvari, areas served by her nonprofit agency’s nondenominational Christian outreach.
“This is an organization started by my parents in Arizona 17 years ago,” Reed said. “We support orphanages and work with local pastors in that area of India.”
She said the reports she has received from contacts in the area are heartbreaking.
“There is this one fishing village where 30 people from just one of our congregations were killed with their wives,” she said. “But 20 of their children were at school and survived and now we have 20 new orphans.”
She said people wishing to make a tax-deductible donation can contact her at DSN 645-1629.