As I type, a temporary facility is being constructed near the hospital for the purpose of isolating all cholera patients from the rest of the community.
We have an immediate need:
1. Pray for God's help here. Cholera is serious and rapid.
2. Huge amounts of disposable items are required immediately (sheets, linens, etc.).
3. Immediate funds are required to erect this temporary (or not-so-temporary?) field unit (purchase wood to construct beds, purchase tank sprayers, etc.). We will place some supplies on a container to be sent down, but those containers take awhile to arrive and be cleared (2-3 months!). As important as this is, the unfortunate reality is that this does not help them TODAY.
4. Pray that panic will not occur. Panic would be absolutely counter-productive. What is needed is order, cooperation, level-headedness, and unity.
I am still processing this and will keep you posted.