Relief came the way of some victims of the recent flood that ravaged some parts of Benue State courtesy of some donation of assorted food items by a non-governmental organization, Elohim Development Foundation (EDF) in partnership with MMM Nigeria.
At the end of the food distribution exercise which took place in Kirghir community of Markurdi, Benue State capital, the NGO said a total of 100 households comprising 595 people benefited from the donation.
Timothy Kerse, one of the beneficiaries of the food items, commended the foundation for deeming it fit to come to their aid after the devastation caused by flood and also expressed his heartfelt appreciation to MMM which provided the needed fund for procuring the food items.
The traditional ruler of the community, Zaki, also appreciated the good gesture of the foundation as well as its funding partner. He used the occasion to call on well-meaning Nigerians and other corporate bodies to come to the assistance of the over 100,000 displaced persons affected by the flood in the state.
Speaking to the media during the distribution exercise, Istifanus Yakubu, a guider with MMM, said that contrary to some people’s misconceived notions about the scheme, MMM is non-investment, not-for-profit online community where participants voluntarily provide and get financial assistance with their spare money.
He said anyone participating in the scheme does so without expecting any profit or gain from whatever assistance he provides for others. Yakubu also stated that the donation of the food items was one of the voluntary responsibilities of the online scheme to the needy.
It will be recalled that between August 25 and September 2, the flood had wreaked devastating havoc on some communities in Benue State affecting over 100, 000 according to the state emergency management agency. The devastation prompted federal government visitation to the state as well as interventions from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).