After the heavy rains that were recorded in recent days in Atizapán de Zaragoza, which caused flooding due to the overflowing of the canals, we received a call for help to support the area in cleaning tasks, in addition to delivering pantries and cleaning kits. In total, 100 pantries and 100 cleaning kits were delivered to the most affected homes, who lost their belongings.
Derived from the pandemic caused by COVID-19, people in a migrant situation (mostly Central Americans) find themselves on the streets or in shelters, where they live in overcrowded conditions. For this reason, CADENA in collaboration with PSFMx Psychologists Without Borders Mexico, brought aid to the shelters of Tijuana, where we delivered food in bulk, feminine towels, biosecurity kits, bookshelves, books and underwear. In addition, during this intervention, thanks to our partners, medical, dental, and psychological consultations were provided. From CADENA we hope you find a better home, security and light soon. We greatly appreciate Volaris for supporting our volunteers and making it possible for them to reach out and help those who need it most.
Yesterday, CADENA CJG NGO, thanks to the donation of one of our link companies, delivered 1 water tank with 5 water filters in the Health Center of the El Cedro village, Pacaya Volcano, to provide filtered water to the patients of the center and to the more than 150 families who do not have access to drinking water. This will allow them to have purified water to drink and avoid the proliferation of gastrointestinal diseases. Thanks to the support of the volunteers of the Philippi International Worship Church.
Our team of humanitarians in Quibdó, together with the team in Bogotá, made a visit to Bahia, an island located on the Atrato River. This place has gone unnoticed for a long time, leaving the people who live there in very poor living conditions. Its spaces are constantly flooded and there are power cuts that encourage the use of candles, which is why many fires also happen. Faced with this worrying situation, we decided to act and help those affected in all that is within our power. With this objective, the following activities were carried out:
– Delivery of solar lamps.
– Installation of 5 rainwater collection systems.
– Soccer tournaments with the children.
– Clothing bazaars and recycling workshops.
– Medical and dental consultations.
On the other hand, all the houses in the neighborhood (which were very abandoned) were painted. We want to heartily thank all the people who made this possible and who dedicate their time and effort to improve someone else’s condition. Especially @ekogrouph2o, who manufacture systems that turn rainwater into drinking water, @blulogisticslatam, our link company, and @cristiandavidcordoba80, CADENA Colombia ambassador in Chocó.
In collaboration with UNHCR, ADRA Mexico, and Psychologists Without Frontiers Mexico, our CADENA volunteers visited 5 shelters to help the migrant population living in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Electronic purses, food, feminine towels, biosecurity kits, bookcases, books, and underwear for women, men, girls and boys were delivered. In addition, thanks to our work with other NGOs, workshops were held to promote a balanced diet with a multicultural perspective, and medical, dental and psychological consultations were given. Thanks to Volaris for supporting our volunteers and making it possible for them to arrive and help those who need it most.
On June 26, in collaboration with Procter & Gamble and the Ministry of Finance, we donated hygiene products to the Pro Hospital San Rafael Association. Said products where especially destined for the patients hospitalized at the Medical Center. We extend a special thanks to Mr. Samuel Botbol Ponte, Director of Humanitarian Operations. The donation was received by Dr. Betzabé Campos Gutiérrez of the San Rafael Hospital in Alajuela, and the president and vice president of the Association, Mrs. Benji Gómez and Beatriz Miranda. We keep going forward!
During cold and rainy days, concerns arise when we think about how, while we have the possibility and luck of finding ourselves in a warm and protected place, there are people on the streets for whom these days are critical. CADENA, in joint work with Acilba and an entire team of volunteers, confectioned ponchos to deliver to those who need it the most in this harsh winter. Thank you to the ones who made this beautiful action possible! Let’s continue building this chain.
On June 17, 18 and 19, we visited the Vara Blanca community and gave Capacity-Building Workshops in Disaster Risk Management to Community Leaders, in alliance with @onumigracion, @muni_heredia and @ ompp.official. We want to thank this beautiful and resilient community for all that we have built together these days, for their warm hospitality and for their commitment to Tikun Olam.
Once again, our CADENA CJG volunteers helped, hand in hand, those who need it most. This time they visited the Margarita Cruz Ruiz Home and delivered 30 pounds of chicken, incaparina, protemás and pasta to the elderly who work in the place. Thanks to the companies that continue to support us in this journey to help those in need, and to our volunteers for their great hearts of service.
On Thursday, June 24, CADENA’s Go Team, mobilized to Surfside, Florida, to support the rescue actions of the victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse, where at the moment it is known that 4 people unfortunately lost live and 159 are unaccounted for.
Rescuers in the field are Arielle Shturman Waiss, Guidian Shturman Waiss, David Israel Benaim Getzel, Ely Saad Braun, Yosef Laniado Mareyna, Ariela Wulfovich Kahan and Moises Soffer Luchtan.
In addition to this first response, CADENA volunteers and the entire community, are gathering in-kind donations to support those in need.
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