Monday, November 28, 2016

Rebuilding Has Begun and We're Close to Being Fully Funded

The "Hermit Nation" has begun to dig themselves out of the muck and the mire of their worst natural disaster in the country's history. Over 100,000 people displaced. Hundreds killed. Sickness rampant in children for lack of clean drinking water. Winter setting in and people without homes or shelter.

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No time in this little nation's history have they reached out for help like they are now.  And people around the world are starting to answer and travel to work and give financially to help these people rebuild their lives.

With many generous donations of financial help so far, I am 71% funded in my goal.  I've raised about $20,000 out of the $28,000 mark to buy supplies, food, medical aid and resources for rebuilding. I'm hoping to raise the last $8000 over the next week and a half.  I've still got about $4500 left of our financial matching grant that we can use to double what you might donate this week.

Our goal is simple, buy supplies. Travel. Begin to rebuild and offer medical and nutritional assistance to a people who aren't used to anyone helping them.  These are a self-sustaining people who don't live on much.  They are as resourceful as any people I've ever seen but they're in a tight spot and need our help to get back on their feet.  Would you consider a generous donation today?

Your donation is 100% tax deductible.  You can donate online, through our church's PayPal account.

I'm so thankful to be able to take this opportunity and grateful for your support in getting our team there.


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Halfway To My Goal

Typhoon Lionheart has destroyed homes, displaced over 100,000 people, and ruined fall crops that will lead to a potential famine.

My group has been asked by people inside North Korea to come and help them rebuild and survive.  My team is halfway to our goal of support, aided by a couple of great donors who are matching your gifts dollar for dollar. We need to raise $14,000 more to buy the rest of the emergency food and shelters for the people we'll be assisting.  All your gifts are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated.

The North Korean people are a resilient people, much like Americans, and aren't easily defeated even though the odds are tough and life there is difficult to even survive under their oppressive government.  For the first time in their history, the government of North Korea is asking for help from wherever they can get it.

This is an unprecedented opportunity for small relief agencies  who are better equipped to get aid directly to the common people and help with immediate needs.

The other day I purchased 10,000 water purification tablets and had them shipped to our friends in China who are crossing the border into northern North Korea tomorrow morning. The percentage of sick children has gone up 5 times since the flood from a lack of clean and safe drinking water. I don't know about you, but I often take clean drinking water for granted.

I need your help in doing more.  There are mouths to feed, backs to clothe, shelters to build and lives to help survive in this most desperate of times.

Consider donating towards this humanitarian opportunity.  Your donation is tax deductible and 100% goes towards helping the people of North Korea rebuild their lives.

You can give online or mail a check to our church at:

River City Community Church
Attn: Bryce Palmer
6500 A Interchange Rd S
Evansville, In 47715

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Looming Tragedy and an Ignored People

Typhoon Lionrock dropped almost 10 inches of rain in three days on areas of North Korea about two months ago and the devastating effects are coming into view.  Over 300,000 people have been displaced and the cases of children with water-borne illnesses has skyrocketed almost 500% from the lack of clean drinking water.

Latest information points to the potential of starvation from the destruction of crop fields and homes with the upcoming subzero winter setting in soon.

With over 600,000 people in this area now without clean drinking water and and lack of medical aid and nutrition, history seems to be repeating itself.  Back in the 1990's, the Hermit Nation experienced famine and starvation which was labeled, "The Arduous March."  Mismanagement by the government and a lack of Soviet support, along with floods and droughts, led to an estimated 3,500,000 people dying of starvation and malnutrition related illnesses out of a population of about 22,000,000.  For reference, the State of Texas is our second largest state by population with about 26,000,000.

Trying to help people in crisis who live under an oppressive, and militant government has many challenges, one being donor fatigue of people who think the aid won't actually reach the people it intends to help.  This is a valid concern as in the past, the socialist government has kept much of the aid themselves.

Even the International Red Cross has stated that the organization is having trouble raising funds to help the people of North Korea.  This is where small organizations are key.  The ability to adapt quickly and work directly with local hurting people is the primary reason small non-profit organizations like ours are able to be so effective in getting help to these suffering people.

My team is challenged with helping get food and medical assistance to the citizens of rural villages and offering temporary shelter during their long and harsh winter while they rebuild their houses.  We're also going in with water purification help to alleviate the urgent need of clean, fresh water to help stem the tide of illness in children.

Would you consider helping us?  All of your gifts are tax deductible and go directly to getting aid to the people who need it.

All donations go directly toward North Korean Aid.  You can give by mailing a check or give online through our church Paypal:

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River City Community Church
Attn: Rev. Bryce Palmer
6500 A Interchange Road S
Evansville, Indiana 47715

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