First of Four September Containers headed for Peru
By Adam G See | Executive Director
First of Four Containers bound for Peru
VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! VIDA has made a total of nine shipments (ocean and air) carrying nearly $10 million in aid in response to the tragic flooding. 800,000 homeless, 300 plus hospitals/clinics destroyed and the infrastructure is devastated - roads and bridges washed out and entire communities swept clean.
VIDA is working with our partners and the government to help rebuild the healthcare infrastructure. The government is dedicating transportation resources to transport the aid to the impacted communities and we are ramping up our efforts.
To that end, VIDA is making 12 additonal shipments by sea and air to Peru over the next 12 weeks. To that end, we are excited to announce that the first of four containers has left the VIDA warehouse carrying $500,000 in aid!
We are in the process of securing funding for the next 8 containers and appreciate the support of the GlobalGiving community!
Even though floodwaters have receded, recovery continues in Peru.
Heavy rains that spanned several months overwhelmed infrastructure in many areas, and flash floods killed more than 150 people in the country. More than 150,000 people were displaced from their homes, and the country is starting to rebuild in what may be a years-long effort.
Even as the headlines have ceased, VIDA and vital partner Direct Relief continue to send emergency aid, with $5.5 million in supplies provided to clinics throughout the country - administering medical care to people in Peru.
As Direct Relief’s primary partner in Peru we continue with emergency medical response in coordination with Peru’s Ministry of Health.
In Lima - water was turned off for several days due to the flood damage.
Your support of our aid shipments are critical and effective. We look forward to your continuing support
VIDA USA has just sent two 40' Ocean containers carrying nearly $1 million in aid to Lima. The first shipment contains hospital beds, exam tables, wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches. Also included in this shipment is a second set of eye exam equipment valued at over $50,000 and an entire pallet of multi and prenatal vitamins that will benefit thousands of mothers and children. The second shipment is comprised of medical supplies, from diapers to sutures to surgical kits. Both of these shipments will be distributed to over 20 clinics and also benefit Puente de VIDA program, our mobile clinic program that brings healthcare to forgotten communities.
VIDA is also coordinating shipments of medicine from our two partners - Americares and Direct Relief - which will have a combined value of over $2 million. VIDA and our partners are deeply grateful for the support from the Global Giving community!
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