|“Leao” sits for a second consecutive day next to the grave of her owner, in Teresopolis.|
It’s official. The flooding, mudslides and loss of life in the mountain towns outside of
is now the worst natural disaster in Brazil's history. Sigh. Rio de Janeiro
On the television, in between horrific images and heart breaking news stories of families who have lost everything or a survivor who lost their entire family, are images of thousands of volunteers stepping in to help.
The word is that sufficient clothing has been donated, so there is no need to make a drop of clothing at a local collection point. What is needed are things like disposable diapers, underwear, cleaning products of all kinds, candles, imperishable foods, and of course money.
All of the large supermarkets in our area are drop off points for these items. Next time you go grocery shopping consider buying a few items for the donation box.