Date of publication: 15/04/2020

Covid 19. Brazil. Network of Charity. Take Care of the One who Took Care of Us!

Council General International

The Network of Charity is a national campaign aimed at integrating people of good will to take care of and support the 34,000 seniors who live in the residential homes belonging to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP).

The initiative, launched in April of this year, is essential due to the hardship arising from Covid-19. The SSVP homes are temporarily closed to visitors to protect the seniors, the main group at risk. In addition to the social problems resulting from the pandemic, donations have decreased dramatically.

The donations made will be allocated to emergency assistance for the around 600 SSVP residential homes, while ensuring that there is no shortage of food, medicines, basic hygiene items and personal protective equipment.

With regard to this campaign, President General International congratulated Brazil’s National Council for its creativity and the crowdfunding tools used to help over 34,000 seniors who are looked after in the around 600 residential homes spread throughout the country.

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