The people of Rio de Janeiro come to each others aid to cope with the flood devastation. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 14/01/10.
In the midst of desperation because of the tragedies that occurred in Rio de Janeiro, we see a quality humanity being demonstrated every second.
We saw solidarity flourish in Rio de Janeiro since the natural disaster in the mountainous region began.
It's nice to see that we can not be selfish in the midst of such destruction, landslides, burying people and swept away by floods.
While people suffer, the government will spend thinking about the reconstruction of cities, and can not think of rebuilding the heart of every one who lost home, car and most importantly: family members.
Common people can reach out more easily than those who care for us, managing our money and how they should avoid such tragedies. Avoid the rain is impossible, but it is simple to avoid landslides.
Until now, the number of deaths is 500. There are 5 cities with the deaths.
Many people went to the HemoRio (Blood Center of Rio de Janeiro) to donate blood, but until now the HemoRio did not achieve enough to help some victims. It is impossible not be moved by the testimonies of those who lost family members or someone who is still desperately trying to leave town. Who still has relatives injured, waits for someone with characteristics of their donor family to receive the donation.
To donate blood just to have good health, weigh over 50 pounds, between 18 and 65 years and not being on medication. Avoid eating greasy foods before collection. If you are in Rio de Janeiro following the tragedy and have not donated blood, this is the time. The address is Rua Frei Caneca 8, downtown, is open Monday to Sunday from 7h to 18h.
Donating blood is not enough, but it helps a lot. Who can donate blankets, food, water and clothing, helps even more. And much more to give himself a bit of peace and unity.