More than a week after landslides in Chosica left disastrous effects, Lima and other parts of Peru continue to show support by way of donations.
The official news portal of the Municipality of Miraflores reported that up until yesterday, neighbors and the organization Cáritas Lima had collected a total of 8 tons of products for the Chosica cause.
The organization, Cáritas Lima, alone donated 4 tons of products including water, non-perishable foods, and clothes to the donation site of Miraflores in front of the Archbishop of Lima near Parque Kennedy. At that same location, neighbors of Miraflores dropped off the remaining 4 tons of items to support Chosica.
The Municipality of Lima, through their campaign, “Lending a hand”, organized the donation program and designated drop off points where neighbors could bring donations.
According to the Municipality, the mayor Jorge Muñoz Wells, thanked the solidarity of the Miraflores community and welcomed entrepreneurs and businessmen to be a part of and contribute to the humanitarian campaign.
In addition to donations, aid in the form of medical specialists has been provided to the affected region. For example, on Sunday, the Department of Mental Health and Ministry of Health held an intervention of psycho-emotional and mental health care for people affected by the incident in Chosica and Santa Eulalia, according to El Comercio. The specialists included professionals from the National Institute of Mental Health Honorio Delgado Hideyo Noguchi (INSN), hospitals Hermilio Valdizán, de Vitarte, and the Health Network of San Juan de Lurigancho, and the College of Psychologists of Peru.
Donation drop offs located: at the Parque Kennedy in front of City Hall, the two retirement homes located on Armendariz located at 153 Rua Aristides Aljovin St., and the Aurora, 640 Avenue Ramón Castilla, and finally in the Santa Cruz Community Center on 247 Mariano Melgar St.
Service hours are Monday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until April 8.
HOLIDAYS: Donations will only be received on Thursday April 2, and Saturday April 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
If you can provide any help for this hard hit community, please donate. This disaster has left 343 homes uninhabitable, and months of repairs and cleanup just to get things back to normal. Chosica thanks you!
©2015 Ben Gangloff
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