Some weeks ago, we built a water cistern in Chaco for 40 people. These cisterns are the only potable water reservoirs for the millions of people living in the Impenetrable forest in Chaco. This time we helped repair two water cisterns in rural areas affected by intense draught. We’d like to thank all the volunteers that made this possible, they are an important link in our chain. Join us!
Today we delivered 295 N95 masks and 90 latex globes to the medical personnel in the Río Bueno Hospital, in the Los Ríos region. We’d like to thank all the staff at Hospital del Río Bueno for their work during the pandemic and Johnson & Johnson Chile for the donation.
The city of Cartagena was struck by severe rain caused by Tropical Storm Iota. Trees and terraces have fallen, and there’s been mudslides and flooding throughout the city. Several regions of Colombia have been affected by the rains, but Colombians remain united. Yesterday, thanks to volunteers, businesses and funders, we managed to deliver pantries, blankets and clothes to 200 people in record time.
The rain hasn’t stopped in the Mexican State of Tabasco since Tropical Storm Gamma left 6 thousand victims. Now, 8 different districts in the state have reported floods and lack of basic services due to Cold Front 9. Heeding the call, our Go Team Rescue Team is working with district, state and national civic protection agencies in delivering pantries to the most affected regions.
Youths from Club CADENA Guatemala delivered protection kits to 142 USAC medicine students. 1704 KN95; 12, 780 surgical masks, 142 polypropene bathrobes and 142 gallons were handed out to help the students continue giving consultation in rural area for three months. Each student received 12 KN95 masks, 90 surgical masks, 1 polypropene bathrobe and 1 gallon of hand gel.
The USAC students were contacted by the CADENA CAG Club volunteer group, which created an inventory of needs. CADENA Club volunteers then raised funds from the Beth El Community, of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Club CADENA is made up of students from the American School of Guatemala, who organize humanitarian and disaster assistance campaigns. The group is part of CADENA CJG, the humanitarian branch of the Guatemalan Jewish Community, bring help to the most vulnerable communities. The mission was dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Bertha de Permuth Z”L
n these moments a Cessna 414 airplane with a pilot, a mission leader and 4 Go Team rescue workers are heading to Ixhuatán, in the Mexican State of Chiapas, to deliver 9 tons of help to 4,500 vulnerable people. The state has been hit by heavy rainfall, affecting at least 16 thousand people and flooding 19 thousand houses. We need your help to continue helping.
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We worked with GoMind in carrying out the 21 Activate and Help campaign, with CADENA. The money collected during this campaign where destined to people fighting, in one way or another, against the pandemic. We helped 35 homes in the Gravilias de Desamparados neighborhood by giving out facemasks and informing them of important general wellness prevention tips. Thanks for the continued trust in our distribution. When we work together, we can reach farther!
This Monday, CADENA volunteers attended the Prevention and Community Containment COVID-19 Campaign, in La Carpio. This initiative was led by the San José Municipality, the Costa Rican Social Service Box, the Ministry of Public Health of Costa Rica and San José’s Municipal Police, as well as local community leaders. Through this campaign we managed to reach 1229 houses in 942 neighborhoods, as well as 163 businesses. We provided information about COVID-19, dengue and chikungunya. People experiencing some sort of symptoms where referred to the medical clinics. CADENA delivered facemasks as part of our alliance with Facemasks for all Costa Rica, reaching the most vulnerable and poor population.
We delivered 300 Pampers diaper packages, 200 wet-wipes packages and 300 Always sanitary towels to incarcerated women and their children, thanks to a generous donation by Procter and Gamble San José Costa Rica. The delivery was made through the Justice and Peace Ministry, who will be in charge of distributing the donation. We also delivered 5,000 disposable facemasks to the Public Security Ministry to prevent COVID-19 contagion among the police force. Our sincere thanks to P&G for the trust and the donation, as well as to all the staff at the Justice and Peace Ministry, for facilitating the delivery through their transportation units.
This week we visited the Coimbra and Conjuntos de Cabi neighborhoods to pick up food, clothes and personal hygiene items to donate to low income people. Thanks to all the volunteers and people who helped us!