If you’ve seen recent news reports about the extreme winter weather in Europe you understand that the situation for many people is quite grim. It has recently taken a toll on ICC’s project in Romania as well. The campus greenhouse has been extensively damaged as a result of the heavy snowfall.
We don’t have information yet about the extent of the damage and whether or not the structure can be salvaged and repaired. We’ll pass along those details once they are available.
On Monday, February 13, Gabriela Costache sent an e-mail regarding the situation in Romania. Here is an excerpt:
The situation here is not good, it is snowing since yesterday and now the snow in the city of Buzau is about 1 meter… [It is] the same in Odobesti and all over the country. And the sad news is that it is going to snow until Thursday. Please, pray for Romania!
I hope God will protect the project. They have all they need and starting with tomorrow the schools are closed. They [the children] will stay home. They have enough bread and flour and yeast in case they cannot buy stuff, because now, with this situation, the food is very expensive.
All the routes are closed in the country and there are many people who died without food or drink.
Last week they changed the government… and during all this time, they didn’t have time for the people. Only this week-end they started to help…
Please pray for ICC’s project in Romania and especially for the children and staff as the struggle against this cold winter storm system.
Director International Development ICC