Help Tbilisi Recover from a Flood
Organized by: Liza Khutsishvili
On the thirteenth of June 2015, the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, was hit with a menacing deluge. This severe flood took the lives of fellow citizens and destroyed homes, buildings, roads, a dog shelter, a zoo, and more. Civil.ge quotes the Infrastructure Minister, Nodar Javakhishvili, "Vere river was dammed up by a large landslide, caused by heavy rainfall, on Tskneti-Betania road outside Tbilisi, which then burst, sending torrent of water down towards the capital city.” The Finance Minister, Nodar Khaduri states that the damage of the flood will cost at least GEL 40 million. The Tbilisi zoo lost half of its animals: lions, tigers, monkeys, wolves, bears, a hippopotamus, and more. Unfortunately, many animals were killed by the flood. However, many animals escaped and wandered about the city. As of June 15, 2015, 12 people have died, two dozens are still missing, and 36 have been hospitalized. Many affected by the storm have lost everything they have worked for all their lives. Hundreds have no home, no car, no clothes, e.t.c. The government is helping them as much as possible, but they need our help to bring the city out of destruct. By donating, you will be helping the people of Georgia to rebuild their lives and you will give them hope for their future. I hope we all come together and help the city of Tbilisi recover from this catastrophe.