India Coronavirus Relief

Food Relief

The administrators of the children’s homes we support in India and their teams are giving food to impoverished families and migrants displaced by the nationwide coronavirus quarantine.

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Sisters of the Sacred Heart provide food for displaced families.

“Our strength is that we have 63 centers in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, where committed workers and sisters are ready to carry out this noble task.”
—Sister Amutha

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What groups will be helped?

Two groups are in greatest need at this time—displaced migrant workers and manual laborers who live day-to-day. Both groups are desperate for food, frightened about catching the coronavirus, and lacking basic information to avoid it. The Sisters help all who are in need without regard to religion, caste, tribal affiliation or other classification. Please give for this ongoing relief effort to help India during the coronavirus crisis.

What type of assistance are they giving?

The Sacred Heart Sisters and our other partners are distributing rice, dal, vegetables, eggs and other essential food items. They also provide medicine where needed, face masks, soap and instructions about avoiding the coronavirus. When they find infected people they connect those people with medical clinics, government centers or other NGOs that are treating coronavirus patients.

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Food supplies that will be given to those in need.
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Women are making masks for the Sisters to distribute.
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“We have already distributed provision kit and vegetables to 75 families and giving rice to the poor students’ families. The second round of distribution we want to start within two days. Thank you.” —Sister Lourdu Mary

“We would be immensely grateful to you if you could join us in our efforts to reduce the misery of the millions, in this time of great tribulation from Covid 19.” —Sister Amutha

World’s Children has worked with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and many of our other orphanage partners for several decades. These women are selflessly dedicated to helping India’s poor.


As of August 31, 2020, World’s Children has wired $17,219 to our orphanage partners in India who are operating feeding programs and providing relief. We will continue the program as your kind donations allow.


Loretta Worthington, Board Member

Loretta Worthington

Loretta Worthington

Board Member

Loretta met David Purviance on a chance trip in 2006, while seeking to be of service to the vulnerable children in India.  Since then, Loretta has been a longtime supporter of World’s Children as a donor, sponsor, and previous Board member.  She had the wonderful opportunity to return to India twice to visit several World’s Children orphanages, and even identified the Happy Home orphanage and petitioned to bring it into the WC family. Loretta raised funds to build a well at Happy Home, where it now has clean water for all the children and staff.

Loretta currently works with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as the Program Manager for the six Medical Hubs – the child abuse evaluation clinics for the County. She also serves as the Program Manager for the County’s Gender Health Program, serving patients seeking gender-affirming care in a safe environment.  Before her work with Los Angeles County, Loretta spent many years serving non-profit organizations in CA and in MN, her last as the Executive Director of a statewide non-profit in MN. She has a long history of volunteer work including Board Member and Board Chair service, grant writing and fundraising experience, program development, and creative leadership, all serving our most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Loretta holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.  She lives in Los Angeles County with her partner, Myck, and their rescue kitties, Scooter and Thunder.

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