openPR Logo
Press release

BOLIVIA VOLUNTEERS aids flood victims.

03-07-2011 11:49 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: Bolivia Volunteers

Bolivia Volunteers - Cochabamba, Bolivia

Bolivia Volunteers - Cochabamba, Bolivia

In response to the severe flooding in the city, caused by the highest levels of torrential rainfall recorded for many years, BOLIVIA VOLUNTEERS has sent four of its volunteers currently in COCHABAMBA to help individuals, displaced families and the community.

Liaising with community leaders, the volunteers are providing immediate emergency assistance in a variety of ways, to try to help ease the devastating impact the recent floods have had. Recent flash-floods and continuous rainfall have totally changed the landscape. Rivers have burst their banks, and in many locations have changed their course completely - now passing through townships and agricultural land.

It is widely acknowledged that the recent inclement weather is the worst recorded for many years, and the local forecasters predict that there will be several more weeks of rainfall, before Bolivia´s ´Rainy Season´ draws to a close. Traditionally, the rains arrive in the central South American country during November and December, but this year - following severe droughts in many areas - the excessive amounts of rainfall have caused chaos throughout the country.

Bolivia Volunteers, who organize volunteer placements in the city of Cochabamba have answered calls from the community to assist where possible, by assigning additional volunteer tasks to some of its volunteers.

´Just take a look around you - the place is devastated,´ says Tony Lee - in Cochabamba with Bolivia Volunteers on a three month Building Trades project - ´Nothing I´ve ever seen before has been anything like this.´ Tony, along with construction project volunteer Marston Adabaye, will be helping in the massive clean-up operation, and helping local community leaders co-ordinate the construction of make-shift temporary accommodation blocks for homeless families.

Other volunteers, Abigail Harman-Scott and Brigitte Le Croix, are in the region with a focus on health and social care. ´It´s not just the houses that have been destroyed - Community centers, schools and medical facilities have not been spared. We are doing all we can to keep things running as smoothly as possible at this difficult time for everybody here´ says Brigitte.

Bolivia Volunteers continues to monitor the situation, and has several other volunteers on stand-by to be deployed in the area if needed.

BOLIVIA VOLUNTEERS is the leading independent non-governmental provider of low cost tailor made placements for international travelers of all ages in a wide range of settings in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

288 Santa Cruz,
Cochabamba,
Bolivia.
Contact : Willson Marshal
0051 70352397
wilson_mar@live.com
www.boliviavolunteers.webs.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release BOLIVIA VOLUNTEERS aids flood victims. here

News-ID: 165324 • Views: 2897

More Releases from Bolivia Volunteers

Bolivia Volunteers adds Santa Cruz Zoo Project to portfolio
In support of IYV+10, (International Year of Volunteers 10th Anniversary), BOLIVIA VOLUNTEERS based in Cochabamba has added several new placement opportunities to its portfolio including the SANTA CRUZ ZOO VOLUNTEER PROJECT. Commenting on the introduction of the Santa Cruz Zoo Volunteer project, Willson Marshal, Bolivia Volunteers Administrator says, ´This is a very exciting time for us here at Bolivia Volunteers, and in the short time since we introduced the project at

More Releases for Cochabamba

B2B Sales Enablement in Web Commerce Conference by Wagento Commerce
Join Wagento on February 22, 2018, 4-7pm to learn about the new tools and features introduced in Magento Commerce for B2B. Magento Commerce for B2B gives the flexibility that other platforms can't and contains extensive features without the high price. The Wagento team will explain the features of Magento Commerce for B2B and answer all questions. Magento is packed with B2B features that drive growth: > Efficiently
Wagento launches Ruland Manufacturing eCommerce Store on Magento 2
Wagento is delighted to announce the launch of a recently designed and developed eCommerce store for Ruland Manufacturing on the Magento 2 platform. Ruland focuses on the design and manufacturing of high performing shaft collars and couplings. The newly developed eCommerce store is built on the new Magento 2 platform. Wagento, a Magento eCommerce Agency, and Magento Enterprise Solution Partner have designed an absolutely pristine responsive website with the user experience.
Bolivia Volunteers adds Santa Cruz Zoo Project to portfolio
In support of IYV+10, (International Year of Volunteers 10th Anniversary), BOLIVIA VOLUNTEERS based in Cochabamba has added several new placement opportunities to its portfolio including the SANTA CRUZ ZOO VOLUNTEER PROJECT. Commenting on the introduction of the Santa Cruz Zoo Volunteer project, Willson Marshal, Bolivia Volunteers Administrator says, ´This is a very exciting time for us here at Bolivia Volunteers, and in the short time since we introduced the project at
September 30, 2010
KeepCalling Supports Mosoj Yan In May 2009 KeepCalling through LlamaBolivia.com began a CSR project. Mosoj Yan is a non profit organization which has been conducting programs for prevention, intervention, rehabilitation, and social and family reintegration in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Their main objective is to work with girls and young women to continue their educational activities. They also work with teenagers and teenage mothers who live in the streets
New KeepCalling Features
Now it's even easier and faster to call home. KeepCalling is launching new features on all its websites in order to better satisfy the customers needs and improve its services. Fast Dial is the new feature that helps customers connect faster to their destination number by skipping the balance and minutes prompts. If the customers activate the Fast Dial feature, they will just have to dial the access number, enter the