Peru Relief Update for March 29, 2017
Over 90 persons have lost their lives to the floods and another 100,000 are without homes. We are working with local authorities and organizations to deliver water to homes and villages and also supplying local residents of Victor Raul with drinking water from our well. Helping Hands through Amor en Acción continues to deliver water drums, “bidones”.
100% of your donations are being sent directly to our Amor en Acción office in Trujillo to purchase the highest priority items—water containers, non-perishable food, cooked meals and diapers.
Your continued prayers are needed during this critical period of thirst, hunger and standing water and dusty road generated diseases. You are making it possible for the people of Trujillo to be healthy and safe despite the surrounding catastrophe. Thank you!
Clean Drinking Water for the Community
Thanks to our amazing supporters and Port Gardner Rotary (led by our own Director of Operations, Jeffrey Hager), Victor Raul in Peru has its own water purifying pump that draws water from a Helping Hands built well. This is the first potable water source located in the community. Now the people don’t have to buy water from the government trucks that deliver it only once or twice each week, often at unfair prices. They can get water straight from the well anytime they need it – water tested by the City to be CLEAN and SAFE from parasites and bacteria. This is a rare gift for the local residents. They are grateful for your support and love, as are all the HHMI staff and volunteers.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 10 am – 4 pm Peru Disaster Relief Day at our Bothell Thrift Store, 19213 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98012.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Helping Hands Fundraising Banquet at The Rosewood Room in Country Village, 720 238th Street SE, Bothell, WA 98021. This is a no-fee event.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Helping Hands “A Night to Remember” Annual Auction at the Snohomish Event Center, 1011 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets will be available soon. For information please contact Jill Chi at (206) 250-7373.