Today Venezuela is facing its worst natural disaster in living memory. For the last two weeks the heaviest rainfall in one hundred years has been falling on Caracas and the northern states, where more than 75% of the country's population lives.
These torrential rains have resulted in mud slides and serious flooding. Entire villages have been swept away. Many key roads and highways throughout Caracas and the affected areas are blocked or destroyed, making rescue efforts and delivery of medical aid and food supplies extremely difficult. Basic services such as electricity and water have been interrupted in many densely populated areas.
To date there is an estimate of more than 5,000 dead and more than 200,000 homeless. A large number of persons are unaccounted for, most of them presumed dead. These figures are expected to increase as rescue efforts proceed.
Our country is experiencing one of its most difficult hours: domestic resources are insufficient to face this calamity. We need the help and the support of the international community to keep the damage from becoming even greater.
Contributions can be made in cash or in kind.
Cash contributions can be deposited or transferred to:
First Union Bank account number 2000002966991 (ABA 054001220) to the order of VENEZUELAN RELIEF FUND / INUNDACION DICIEMBRE
CITGO PETROLEUM CORPORATION / VENEZUELAN
DISASTER RELIEF FUND
Energy One Federal Credit Union, Tulsa OK 74136
Account No.: 39546300
or by calling the AMERICAN RED CROSS:
1-800-435-7669 (English) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish).
Contributions can be mailed to:
AMERICAN RED CROSS
INTERNATIONAL RELIEF FUND / VENEZUELAN FLOODS
P.O. BOX 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013
VENEZUELAN DISASTER RELIEF FUND
Energy One Federal Credit Union
One Warren Plaza, Suite 619
6100 South Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136
BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION / VENEZUELA
1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3005
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Or On-line at: www.brothersbrother.com
To send supplies and for further information, please contact one of the following institutions:
Venezuelan Embassy, Washington D.C. (202) 342-2214 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Venezuelan General Consulate, Boston.
(617) 266-9355 / 68
Venezuelan General Consulate, Chicago. (312) 236-9655 / 9659
Venezuelan General Consulate, Miami. (305) 577-0302/4214
Venezuelan General Consulate, New Orleans. (504) 522-3284
Venezuelan General Consulate, New York (212) 826-1660
Venezuelan General Consulate, San Francisco (415) 512-8340
Venezuelan General Consulate, San Juan-Puerto Rico (787) 766-4250
The Main Collection Center has been established in the following location:
Venezuelan Air Force - Acquisition Office
8800 NW 15th Street
Miami, Florida 33172
Phone (305) 592-4460 / 61
Fax (305) 477-9351
Contact: Major General Cristobal Rodriguez
We urgently appeal to your humanitarian aid.
The most urgent requirements are listed under the link below.
The people of Venezuela will be forever thankful for your cooperation.
IMMEDIATE URGENT REQUIREMENTS
ZITHROMAX Tab. 500 mg
CIPROFLOXACIN Tab. 500 mg.
DURICEF Tab. 500 mg.
DURICEF emulsion 250 mg/ 5 ml.
ACYCLOVIR creme 5%
CLARITIN Tab. and emulsion
SIMVASTATIN Tab. 10 mg.
Nimesulide Tab. 100 mg.
Albendazole Tab. and emulsion
Fluconazole Tab. 150 mg.
prevacid Tab. 30 mg.
Cinnarizina Tabl. 0.5 mg y 1 mg.
fentanyl (Fentanyl) amp. 2 ml.
Propofol (Diprivan) 20 ml / 5 amp.
Meropenem amp. 1 gr.
VANCOMYCIN amp. 0.5 gr.
SUCCINYL CHOLINE amp.
DONNATAL, SUSPENSION, LEVSIN
Osteo-synthesis material required:
Stainless steel wire rolls from 0.3 to
Kishner wire from 0.5 to 2mm
Kuncher screws for tibia: 10, 9, and 13 mm wide and 20 to 26 tall
Femur blocked nail for internal fixation
Plates and mini-plates with screws
Unipolar external fixation tutors for femur, tibia and superior members
Food for children
Infant milk for newly born
K-rations (field rations)
Sheets, warm blankets and towels
Disposable diapers (newborn to 2 years of age)
Portables and moviles HF-VHF
Aeronautics and marine VHF
Water treatment plants
Portable electric generators
Water desalinization plants
Portable gas stoves (two stove each)
Coolers of diferent sizes
Flash lights and batteries
Shovels and picks
Rubber boots (knee high)
Portable water pumps (6 and 8 inches diameter)
Gasoline driven saws
Portable landing light kits for heliports
Portable electric light system generators
Ponchos (rain coats)
Distress (SOS) light (torches)
Containers for storage and transport of water
Large rubber bags for drinking water
Ropes and chords of all types
Reconstruction of infrastructure
Disassembled portable bridges
Prefabricated homes (for temporary shelter)
Debris and mud removal equipment
Minor tools: shovels, picks, wheel barrows, axes, sledge hammers, machetes, face masks
Concrete drilling equipment
Gasoline driven wood saws
Trailers with equipment for the treatment of solid wastes