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BRAZIL: 600 tons of supplies delivered

The Salesian Family in southern Brazil

Salesians in Porto Alegre supporting people displaced by recent floods

The Salesian Family in southern Brazil.


(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Family in southern Brazil has mobilized to help those displaced by the recent floods in Rio Grande do Sul. Several activities were carried out by volunteers, groups of the Salesian Family and other associated institutions. The activities have been recognized for their effectiveness in aiding victims.

In the municipality of Viamão, the Salesian Novo Lar Center, with the support of the St John Mary Vianney Parish, prepares hundreds of meals every day for those who have been affected by the flooding. This initiative has been and remains essential for guaranteeing food to those who have lost their homes and belongings and are now in vulnerable situations.

Donations from various regions of Brazil, especially from the St. Pius Province of Porto Alegre Brazil, which extends over three of the southernmost states of the country, have been instrumental in keeping supplies of food, clothing and other essentials available.

Don Bosco Institute in Porto Alegre delivered more than 600 tons of donations received from all over the country. These donations were distributed directly to the places most affected by the floods, thanks to a network of collaborations with reception centers and other institutions.

A Salesian explained, “The logistics of these continuous deliveries were the result of the tireless work of many volunteers, including students of the center, their parents and family members, and teachers. Together they demonstrated the strength of the institute’s community.”

In addition, a delegation of youth from the Salesian Youth Movement and the Missionary Action Groups met in Porto Alegre to carry out voluntary activities to clean the areas damaged by flooding. Work was carried out in the São Miguel Parish in the Humaitá district of Porto Alegre. The parish was impacted by the floods and was seriously damaged.

“This joint effort of the Salesian community illustrates how solidarity and coordinated action can make a difference in times of crisis, providing relief and hope to those who need it most,” said Lavínia Pimpão, from the St. Pius Province of Porto Alegre Brazil communication office.



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