Rotary, ShelterBox in Peru to help flood victims
By Rotary International staff
Rotary International has been working with its partner ShelterBox to provide relief to flood victims in Peru.
Since February, flash flooding and mudslides have damaged and destroyed thousands of buildings, including homes, schools, and churches in several countries in western South America.
Rotary and Rotaract in Peru have reported widespread destruction there. A ShelterBox response team is working with local authorities and Rotary to assess the damage and determine how to help people in the northwest region of the country.
The floods in Peru have killed more than 100 people. According to the Los Angeles times, relief agencies estimate that 700,000 people have been left homeless. Heavy rains are expected to continue for the rest of the week.
Where flood waters have receded, they’ve left behind a thick layer of mud. This can lead to serious health problems and irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract, ShelterBox officials say.
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Quincy High School presents Senior Presentation Night 2017 – Monday, May 1st, 2017 - 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to participate in Senior Presentation Night 2017 at Quincy High School.
As you all know, it takes the “whole village” to make this night happen, so please check your schedule* and consider joining us on May 1.
If you know of any others willing to serve, please send them my way or let me know their names/contact information. There will not be any phone calls home, so please help me to spread the word!! Bring your significant other! Bring a friend! Just let me know so I can ensure you all are on our list!
In addition to the amazing presentations, there’ll be delicious pies, prepared by Quincy High School culinary students.
If you are available that evening and would like to serve as a judge, please send an email to April Murray, at the high school.
Thank you for your consideration!
* I am looking for firm commitments; cancelling on us really makes a significant impact in all the planning.