The Rotary club of Mbale has started a campaign to raise funds to support more than 300 Bududa mudslide victims.
At least 42 people were killed and hundreds of others displaced when mudslides swept Bukalasi, Buwali, Nalwanga, and Bubiita sub counties in Bududa district on Thursday last week.
More than 1500 people are affected by the disaster. River Suume broke its banks following heavy rains triggering the mudslides.
Ivan Mwondha, the President Rotary Club Kampala Central, says they are still on ground in Bududa assessing the situation to assess the level of needs and emergency to see what to take for the survivors.
He disclosed this on their visit to Parliament where they honored the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah with the Rotary Foundation, Major Donor Regalia for his contribution of over US$10,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
He however, said they haven't come up with a specific target but, said they are targeting about 300 survivors from over 60 households. According to Mwondha, several people are supporting the survivors in Bududa and as Rotary specifically the district in Mbale, they are joining the efforts to lobby for the survivors.
He appealed to all Ugandans to participate and contribute whatever little they have to support Bududa residents.
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Bonny Mark Alinga, the President Rotary Club of Mbale who is in Bududa, says they are accepting both cash and non-cash donations to help the victims.
"Any support ranging from used cloths, utensils, shelter, financial, can be channeled through Rotary Club of Mbale and Solace of Hope," Alinga told URN on phone.
It is not the first time disaster has struck residents of Bududa. In March 2010, an estimated 350 people in Nametsi were buried following a massive landslide, while several others were injured.
Name: Bududa Rescue project
Mobile Money: Geoffrey Kigge 0772562267, 0752562267
Bank details: Rotary club of Mbale 3110600987 Centenary Bank Mbale.