Donate TODAY to save lives by providing blankets to help poor families stay warm this winter.
£7 is enough to buy a blanket, to keep a child or an adult warm
£70 could provide blankets for 10 people
£140 could keep twenty people warm on a cold winters night
Download a brochure for this appeal with details of more ways to give
WINTER BLANKET APPEAL
A blanket is all it takes, to keep a child or an adult warm, through the winter months in Bangladesh, where homes are little more than wooden huts, providing little shelter from the severe weather.
Whilst £7 seems little to us, this is beyond the means for the country workers living hand to mouth, earning just enough to buy food for their families.
Matthew 25:35-36 - "for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.
WHY BUY BLANKETS?
Each winter in Bangladesh, many elderly people die due to exposure to the cold weather.
Many have no family or friends to care for them. Buying blankets is one way we can put into practice, the teaching in the bible to care for widows and orphans.
James 1:27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this : to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Poor children, like the elderly, do not have enough warm clothes or blankets and are more likely to catch colds and influenza which in some cases without medical treatment can lead to pneumonia and death.
"There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slaven or free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:28
Weather in Bangladesh becomes quite cold from November onwards. The temperatures drop to about 7 Degrees Celcius. Fog and rain causes many, without shoes, winter coats or cars, to be unable to go to work or school. Houses have gaps under the doors allowing cold winds to blow straight through . Adults and children sleep on soil floors rather than on beds.
Many blankets made in Banglade share exported. Many of the workers who made them cannot afford to buy them.
Life For Bangladesh purchase and distribute blankets in response to severe weather and reports of health being impacted.
With your help we can maintain stocks of blankets and be ready to respond sooner and help more people.
Whilst we have shoes and socks, warm beds, central heating and insulated houses, the poor of Bangladesh live without any of these things we consider essential.
Through our website and Facebook page we will keep you informed on distributions made this winter.
With your help we can support them, bring relief and save lives.