The humanitarian operation continues. On January 3 we went to Victoria, located in San José de Maipo. We took a first batch of shovels, gloves and disposable items for the common pots, since there is no place to serve the food, nor glasses for each person. We went around the place, entered houses that have irreparable damage, talked to people, with the neighborhood council, with volunteers from other foundations and NGOs, such as Fundación Superación Pobreza – Servicio País, WaterisLife Chile and Movidos x Chile. The atmosphere felt very nice, we came across many needs, but also with people willing to help, however the tools are missing. The most important are gloves, shovels, shovels, wheelbarrows, construction bags (to put the debris) and household cleaning supplies. Together with NBI – Nueva Bnei Israel and Comunidad Judía Chile Oficial we will continue going to help and bringing more tools. With your donation we will be able to continue helping! Everything adds up!
After a painstaking work, we have reached the end of the first emergency mission in response to the earthquake in San Juan. Last weekend, a team of CADENA volunteers together with the local Jewish community Kehila San Juan and young leaders of Merkaz Dorhemshej delivered temporary shelters, ethyl alcohol and gel, and chinstraps. We are very grateful to all of you for your help. We continue to collect funds to continue helping the affected population.
The reconstruction of Providencia continues! This week we continued with the installation of single-family tents for the families of Providencia. We worked hand in hand with UNGRD – Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, Defensa Civil Colombiana, Colombia Cuida a Colombia, Pro Archipiélago, Armada de Colombia and Cadena A.C. Together we are stronger!
Today the San Borja Hospital was affected by a large fire generated in the boiler sector of the hospital. 350 patients were evacuated and transferred to different health centers in Santiago. Fortunately, there were no injuries or deaths. CADENA was present during this emergency in coordination with Onemi.
Cadena CJG Guatemala NGO headed by our Secretary General, Benjamin Laniado, participated in the delivery of 39 houses to families affected by the Volcano of Fire donated by the State of Israel through its Embassy in Guatemala. The execution of the project was supervised by Cadena CJG Guatemala NGO, the humanitarian arm of the Jewish community of Guatemala.
The winter that affected a large part of the country this year. That is why we decided to carry out a humanitarian operation in the San Germán neighborhood, an poor zone in the town of Usme whose inhabitants suffer daily from lack of drinking water, cold, lack of food and much more. The mission was carried out thanks to the unconditional support of our Link Company Blu Logistics Company, with us since the beginning. We delivered pantries, mats, blankets and masks to each family. We also installed water filters for the community, carried out activities with young children and handed out reusable sanitary napkins to women, explaining how to use them and teaching them general female empowerment. Thanks to all our volunteers, Blu Logistics, Kineret Tnuat Noar, Mayor’s Office and the Usme Police.
Cadena International helped 250 thousand people affected by the IOTA and ETA Hurricanes in Honduras. For Vicky Mitrani this humanitarian intervention was different from any other that has gone: “In 98, Hurricane Mitch passed over Honduras destroying everything in its path, however, for Hondurans, ETA and IOTA were much stronger. That is why it is admirable that, despite the losses, people were strong, resilient, wanting to get ahead, with faith and hope intact. It is a mission that I will never forget! Boys and girls hugging, playing for hours; mothers and fathers concerned and active for their families; letting us into their homes to work together. My wish is that our brothers overcome this situation soon, that they come together as a community to be able to do it faster and better, and that they never forget that they have unconditional support in CADENA and in me.”
Water filters were installed, we also cleaned debris with machinery, reconstructed roofs, delivered solar lamps, performed recreational activities for children, installed water tanks and supported in the logistical activities of other organizations that delivered food in the towns of San Pedro Sula, San Manuel, Nueva Frontera, Santa Rita, La Lima, Tegucigalpa, Central District, Francisco Morazán, Gracias a Dios and Santa Lucía.
The Edén Nueva Vida community in Puerto Barrios was severely damaged by recent natural disasters. the municipality supported CADENA CJG which delivered water filters to the families of the aforementioned community. Let’s repair the damage!
For three weeks, a team of volunteers has been touring the rural areas of the Impenetrable Chaqueño with a tanker truck to deliver potable water to local communities. Generally, families or communities have cisterns to collect rainwater to be able to supply themselves during harsh times of drought. This is impossible now, for the area is suffering one of the most important droughts in recent years: it has not rained for more than eleven months. The CADENA team, together with the local Gran Chaco Foundation Foundation and thanks to the support of Start Network, we are carrying out a humanitarian mission, delivering drinking water to 5000 people in the surroundings of Nueva Pompeya, Comandancia Frías, Fuerte Esperanza and Sauzalito. In addition, we are providing medical attention with local professionals, as well as recreational activities for the little ones. This mission is not over yet, there is still a lot of work to do!
A large part of the San Andres region was affected by the Hurricane. This is why, two days after our delivery in Providence, we sent another mission there. WE delivered water filters, cushions, food, pillows, mattresses, clothes, facemasks, diapers and menstrual towels. We get to where we are needed the most! Thanks to everyone for their support and to our volunteers for performing such an important job.