On July 17th, we received an urgent email from our office in India about an emergency at Shugsep Nunnery and Institute.
The nuns are all safe. However, heavy monsoon rains have caused massive flooding around the nunnery and a gigantic tree at the temple entrance was uprooted and has crushed the newly painted metal roof.
YOU CAN HELP with the emergency here. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated so far to help the nuns with this unforeseen crisis.
It is a huge job to cut and remove the fallen tree and to rebuild the roof support structure and the metal roof.
To prevent catastrophic flooding of the library and the ground floor hall, the nuns have been rapidly trying to dig extra drainage ditches. There is more water than ever flowing through the nunnery complex and the monsoon rains will continue until September.
Here’s a video showing the monsoon rains and flooding at the nunnery. Can’t see the video? Click here.
The nuns are working hard to help with the crisis. Luckily, no one was injured by the falling tree. The nunnery has had to hire local workers to use a chainsaw to cut up the tree and to assist with the building of more drainage ditches.
To help you can: