As the Covid-19 Coronavirus panic escalates around the world, everyone is panicking. However, the United States is not facing many of the challenges that third-world countries are currently facing due to the Coronavirus. The Dominican Republic seems to be crumbling before our eyes.
Daniel and the Crossover Cups Mission team are being bombarded with food needs from our six villages. On a good week, families in the DR only have one day of food reserve. Because the Dominican Republic is in a country-wide mandatory two-week quarantine, there is no work. The country is on a complete lockdown from 5pm to 8am for everything except emergency services. Those who were day-laborers in the dump are now among the already high number of unemployed.
We have an order of food set to arrive in Santo Domingo, which is a 5-6 hour drive. We are working on getting a legal paper from the police to violate the curfew so that we can go get the food. This is food we normally cook for the dump, but the since dump is closed, we will cook it and distribute it among the 600+ houses in our villages. This is good news! However, it would only be a few pounds of rice and beans for each house. That is only a two-day supply of food per family.
Our team is keeping good spirits, but the limits that have been placed on buying food for this many people creates all day task, and there are not enough masks for everyone to keep our own team safe. We need your help!
Feeding the hungry families in our villages requires about $1000 a day right now. We need this from you. We don’t care if it comes in quarters, dollars, hundred dollars, or thousand dollars, but we have a duty to work through this pandemic and feed the hungry children. If you can, please give back a portion of what the Lord has blessed you with. I ask that you pray this one prayer: "God, should I give to Crossover Cups right now?" Then obey, whatever the response is. If God answers “yes,” click the link below to give. Every penny helps our team feed hungry children!