By Brave Dickson
A philanthropist, Odum Blessy Cherish has donated some relief materials to flood victims of Isua JK2 community in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The philanthropist and founder of Media Queen Initiative, in an interview with our correspondent, said she was moved to touch the lives of the flood victims when she saw their sufferings on facebook.
She said: “I touched a lot of lives because I didn’t do it for a particular person but for the entire community.
“What necessitated my actions were the everyday outcries on facebook by the people of the community begging for help over the flood. Seeing their condition on social media and how the flood had ravaged their community, I was touched to show them love and kind gesture.
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“I think the government should always come to their aid for them not to die of hunger and starvation and to also look for a way of stopping the flood.
“I discovered that their means of livelihood is fishing and farming and with the flooding, they can’t do anything and they are really suffering.”
Narrating their ideal, a Human Rights Activist who hails from the community, Owolo Santos Owolo said their community had been submerged by flood for the past three months.
The activist said: “We were encountered in my community by a devastating flood this year. My community was submerged by flood for over three months.
“The means of livelihood of my people was destroyed completely.
“We were calling on the government to come to our aid. Our local government chairman promised to come to our aid by giving us relief materials and medical assistance but to no avail.
“We have to put our suffering on facebook and this Lady, Odum Blessy Cherish saw it on facebook and was touched.
“She donated bags of rice, gari, cartons of noodles, jerrican of Kerosene and lots of good clothes among others to my people.”