(CNSAM Argentina) On June 4th a group of 21 people made their way toward Paranacito to be able to take some aid items to help this city located 170 km (about 100 miles) from the city of Buenos Aires. Since the beginning of the year continued rains triggered the Parana River to overflow its banks, which caused major flooding in the communities located near the river.
When the Argentina Central District found out about the needs of this city, they, along with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, began to motivate the churches to unite in order to help those who were in need. The collected items included water, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, clothing and blankets.
Because of bad weather, they had to alter their course and head to Gualeguaychu after the traffic officials informed them that the road in had been closed off. The waters resided again after one week and they were able to make the journey to Paranacito in order to deliver the items.
Thanks to the help of all who contributed to the collection of items, preparation of the aid packages and transport of them, there are 40 families who live in a part of the city that is hard to access, and where no one else was taking aid, who have received help along with a nursing home where they were able to distribute blankets.
Source: Wilmar Rojas / NCM Argentina
Translation: Jessica Rojas