‘Survival-pak’ for starving children

The Omega Foundation of Tulsa is seeking donations for “survival paks” for severely malnourished children around the world but specifically in the Philippines and India.

Foundation President Jay Rittker said, “Malnutrition is the No. 1 risk to health worldwide – greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

“Although this is a global problem, we can help on the local level in several areas of the world. That’s why the Omega Foundation introduced Operation Survival Pak.

“It has been very successful in the Philippines where hundreds of these packages are given to families with severely malnourished children whose weakened bodies can no longer digest regular food.”

The paks got to Calbayog, Philippines; Bacolod, Philippines (to a girls’ home for high school and college students); Nasik, India (for a girls’ home); and Vijayawada, India (for a boy’s home).

The Omega Foundation is a Christian organization that has evangelistic outreach to street children. It helps drill water wells and works in remote tribal areas. The foundation also helps provide emergency relief, especially in areas hit by typhoons.

The Survival Paks contain food designed for malnourished children plus vitamin and mineral supplements. Each pack costs $15. To contribute, send a tax-deductible gift to Omega Foundation, PO Box 54697, Tulsa, OK 74155 or go to www.omfo.org.