Help the relief and support effort in Rio de Janeiro state following recent floods| 20 January, 2011
Brazil has suffered its worst ever natural disaster, with more than 700 known deaths so far after the floods and mudslides that recently occurred in the north of Rio de Janeiro state after exceptionally heavy rains. The towns affected all lie in the mountain region about 60 miles north of Rio de Janeiro city. As the search for bodies continues, there are grave fears that the final death toll could be significantly higher. Many thousands of people are homeless, their houses having been destroyed by torrents of mud and water, and much of the region is without electricity.
Action for Brazil’s Children Trust (ABC) are a charity based in London dedicated to helping the most vulnerable children and young people of Brazil. They are in touch with some local NGO’s and councils who are working to bring relief to the area. Please dig deep and show your support for the thousands of people whose lives have been turned upside down by this disaster.
ABC Trust will be collecting for this appeal until the end of February. Please give generously.
Please follow this link to make a donation.
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