Concentrating its efforts in the towns of Tovar, Santa Cruz de Mora, and Puerto Rico, ADRA is providing locally-purchased kitchen, hygiene, and food materials to benefit as many as 1,000 persons.
The flooding occurred in mid-February when the Mocotíes River and the Guayabel Creek overflowed. The governor estimated that more than 6,000 people were affected.
The $10,000 project is funded by ADRA International, the headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America, its regional headquarters in Southwest Venezuela and Venezuela-Antilles, and local churches. The three-week project is scheduled to end March 12.
ADRA is using the help of volunteers at local churches and schools for relief items collection and the provision of shelter and food.
Beneficiaries were identified in coordination with the National Civil Protection Department.
ADRA is present in more than 120 countries providing individual and community development and disaster relief without regard to political or religious association, age, or ethnicity.
Additional information about ADRA can be found at www.adra.org.
Michelle L. Oetman,ADRA International
12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 800.931.ADRA (2372); Fax: 301.680.6370