Dear Expect Hope Family,
This morning, we learned that Albania was hit with a magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 4:00 AM, killing at least 14 people and injuring over 600 more.
We thank God that everyone in our programs has been confirmed to be safe, but many of the communities they live in, like Thumane and Durrës, now have buildings declared structurally unsafe.
One of those buildings is our Thumane Hope House.
While the government has provided tents and disaster relief camps for those affected, they provide little protection against the harsh elements.
There is much work to be done to repair our Thumane Hope House, but right now, we want to focus on providing disaster relief to the communities we impact on a daily basis.
We at Expect Hope are devastated to hear what is currently happening in a country we love, to the people we love, so we have set a goal to raise $20,000 in disaster relief aid that will go directly to the people that need it most.
Most of all, please keep Albania in your prayers as relief efforts have only just begun.
God bless you,
Aaron and Teri Bagwell