Shimoga, September 10, 2019: The diocese of Shimoga remains grateful to all those who have supported us financially and through relief materials these days for the Flood Relief Work of the diocese. We are happy to present the updates of the relief work. As on today relief material kits consisting of rice (mostly a bag of 25 kgs), dal, sugar, biscuits, soaps, tooth paste, tooth brush, sarees (minimum 2 each), bed sheets are given to 285 families. The diocese through its 'development arm' the Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society (SMSSS) has already started the work of repairing the following 2 damaged houses. The work of repairing another 3 houses will begin this week. The diocese can provide a new lease of life and wipe the tears of a few more economically poor, socially marginalized flood victims with the generous help from people of goodwill.

The repair work of the following houses is in progress:

The house of Yesudass (45 years), Sharavathinagar, Shimoga, working in the Christian Cemetery at Shimoga, living with his wife and 3 children

The house of Ms Margaret Mary (40 years), Paper Town, Bhadravathi, a spinster living in her sister's house with her niece (sister's daughter). Her sister and brother-in-law are no more. She works as a helper in a beauty parlour.

The Contribution Received as on 10 September 2019:

Mr Xavier Dietl, Germany (EUR 600)                Rs  46,963
CCU Staff from The Royal Marsden Hospital, London                 Rs 26,000

Maxie and Reena Pinto, London

               Rs  50,000

Director, Staff and Beneficiaries of SMSSS, Shimoga

              Rs  1,48,192
Mary Immaculate Church, New Town, Bhadravathi                  Rs 17,580
Our Lady of Vailankanni Church, Old Town, Bhadravathi                   Rs 6,500
St Joesph the Worker Church, Paper Town, Bhadravathi                   Rs  1,860
St Francis Xavier's Church, Channagiri                    Rs 2,310
Holy Family Church,Chitradurga                 Rs 14,500
St Thomas Church, Davangere                 Rs 61,800
Our Lady of Assumption Church, Hiriyur                  Rs 21,728
St Anthony's Mission Unit, Hosadurga                    Rs 1,750
St Francis Xavier Church, Hosudi                   Rs  1,446
St Anthony's Church, Hosanagar                   Rs 6,600
St Francis Xavier Church, Kable                   Rs  5,464
St Anthony's Church, Karehalli                    Rs 9,100
Our Lady of Perpectual Succour Church, Kargal                  Rs 13,366
Our Lady of perpectual Succour Church, Malur                    Rs 4,363
Infant Jesus Church, Sharavathinagar                 Rs 45,000
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shimoga                 Rs  31,660
Monthi Mary Church, Talaguppa                  Rs  4,000
St Mary's English Medium High School, Thirthahalli                   Rs  5,000
Assisi Convent, Thirthahalli                   Rs  5,000
Holy Redeemer Convent, Staff and Students, Hosanagar                  Rs 40,000
Society of Sisters of St Charles (MI Convent), Shimoga                  Rs 25,000
St Charle's Convent, New Town, Bhadravathi                  Rs 40,000
Superior Navachethana (Convent and Institutions), Channagiri      
              Rs 1,16,000
Adorers Women Welfare Charitable Society, Davangere                   Rs  5,000
Melroy D'Souza, Mangalore                 Rs 20,000
Reema D'Souza, Mangalore                 Rs 30,000
Melwyn D'Souza, Mangalore                 Rs 10,000
Veronica D'Souza, Mangalore                 Rs 20,000
St Paul's Convent, Schools, College                 Rs 80,100
Saroja Mary, Paper Town, Bhadravathi                       Rs 100
St Mary's Malankara Catholic Church, Kundapura                 Rs 20,000
Capt Arul Aranha, Mangalore                 Rs 50,000
John Edward and Cynthia D'Silva, Mangalore                 Rs 25,000
James Martis, Thirtahalli                   Rs 2,200
Sacred Heart English Primary School, Shimoga                    Rs 7,285
Sacred Heart Nursery. Shimoga                    Rs 4,580

Loyola High School, Shimoga


                   Rs 6,525


                                                                          Total     Rs 10,31,972


(Rupees ten lakh thirty one thousand nine hundred and seventy two only)