Brazilian Government Asks The Salvation Army To Join Mudslide Relief Efforts

January 17, 2011 - 1:41 PM EST
Lt. Colonel Laurie Robertson
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BRAZIL - The Brazilian Government’s Civil Defense Authority (CDA) has asked The Salvation Army to provide emergency relief to the victims of the floods and mudslides that have killed more than 500 people in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Salvationists and volunteer helpers will be providing physical, emotional, and spiritual relief in areas designated by the CDA.  Access to the three affected towns, between 60 kilometers and 130 kilometers from the city of Rio de Janeiro, is difficult with a number of roads destroyed by the mudslides.

Collection points where food and other necessary supplies can be donated are being established in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The Salvation Army’s Territorial Communications Director for Brazil, Major Teofilo Chagas, is coordinating the Army’s response.

Volunteers from the community service organization Rotary are assisting The Salvation Army in its relief effort.

Donations can be made online to The Salvation Army's Brazilian Mudslides Appeal by utilizing this link: https://secure20.salvationarmy.org/donation.jsp

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