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Hungary Update: Reaching Out to Those in Need

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Over 550 families in the villages of Kolontar and Devecser are affected by the toxic red sludge that burst from a nearby alumina plant reservoir in Ajka, Hungary earlier this month. The flood caused 38 homes to collapse and inundated the rest with the red mud.

PWS&D is supporting Hungarian Reformed Aid (HRA), the development arm of long-standing partner, the Hungarian Reformed Church. Volunteers are working hard to provide:

* food items for the evacuated families

* blankets, pillows and clothes for the public shelter of Hungarian Disaster Recovery

* cleaning supplies, masks, coveralls for volunteer clean-up crews

* shelter for up to 200 people for six months in the heated holiday camps of the Hungarian Reformed Church

PWS&D continues to work with our partners to assess damages and help evacuated families return to their homes.