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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Floods in El Salvador - Join SalvAide's $100,000 Campaign to Help

How to help flood victims in El Salvador 
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SALVAIDE LAUNCHES $100,000 CAMPAIGN FOR FLOOD VICTIMS IN EL SALVADOR
 

TO DATE:

  • 150,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED
  • 85% OF COAST FLOODED
  • TENS OF THOUSANDS EVACUATED
  • HUNDREDS STILL STRANDED
  • DOZENS KILLED
  • HUNDREDS OF HOMES DESTROYED
  • CROPS RUINED


SalvAide and its Salvadoran Partners Respond:
 
Torrential rains over the last few days in El Salvador have devastated coastal areas with heavy flooding and mudslides (click here for BBC coverage). Poor hydroelectric dam management has only exacerbated the crisis.  Salvadorans have not seen such devastation since Hurricane Mitch.  SalvAide's Salvadoran sister organizations, CRIPDES and CORDES, are on the ground and mobilizing relief efforts in one of the most affected flood zones - El Salvador's Lower Lempa River region (Bajo Lempa). With more than two decades of experience in grassroots community organizing and development in the Bajo Lempa, SalvAide's sister organizations have been quick to respond with:

  • evacuation and emergency shelter
  • food and basic health needs
  • rescue and further disaster mitigation
  • plans for reconstruction 


We Need your Support!

The need remains great, so SalvAide is aiming high.  Our goal is to raise $100,000 for ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts.  The best way to help is with a tax-deductible donation that SalvAide can channel to our partners on the ground as soon as possible to purchase emergency supplies, fund relief efforts, and rebuild for the future.
 
Ways to Contribute:
 
Please help us reach our goal!

Donations from Canadian residents over $20 will receive a charitable donation tax receipt for income tax purposes.
 
For more information, call us, send an email to info@salvaide.ca, or visit www.salvaide.ca. Thanks very much in advance for your generous support and solidarity!

14th Annual Benefit Cocktail & Auction

Thursday, 27 October, 6:30PM
Ukrainian Hall
1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa (map)
Tickets: $40 ($15 tax receipt)

Entertainment by Shaman Rhythms
Licenced and catered gourmet cocktail

Silent & live auctions plus raffles

*All proceeds go toward flood relief efforts in El Salvador*

Call 613-233-6215 or email info@salvaide.ca for tickets.

Flooded farmer's field - lost livelihood
Temporary shelter 
One of many flooded communities
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