I'm raising money to support flood relief efforts undertaken by an orphanage Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II in Lurin, Peru. Their staff and children volunteer in affected areas. Districts surrounding Lima are extremly poor slums.
My name is Jacek Wiktorowicz - born and raised in Poland - currently living near Portland, Oregon.
I work as Firefighter/EMT and my goal is to help out people in Peru affected by recent mudslides and overflowing rivers. I plan on leaving for Lima on June 20th, 2017.
I'm not asking for a lot: $1, $5, or whatever you can. I will personally deliver whatever we can raise together when I visit the orphanage next week.
100% of DONATIONS WILL BE GIVEN to Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II orphanage -
Director of Development / Volunteer Coordinator - Jordan Zoroufy (608) [phone redacted]
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." E. Burke
In March and April the coast of Peru has experienced devastating huaicos (flashfloods and mudslides). Heavy rains in the mountains have led to swelling rivers that are breaking out of the natural course of the river and overflowing into streets and cities. These rivers have picked up speeds resulting in rocks, mud, and crushing debris to destroy everything in its path.
Bridges have fallen into the swelled rivers, roads have been closed, and schools have been cancelled. Water has been cut off in huge areas of Lima and food and bottled drinking water prices have skyrocketed as a scarcity for supplies begins. The rain will continue for two to three more weeks, so the danger is not over.
Photos posted by The Atlantic magazine on March 20th 2017
A view of the damage caused by flash floods in Huachipa district, east of Lima, on March 19, 2017
A man stands inside his house after a landslide and flood in Chosica on March 16, 2017.A truck stuck in deep mud on the Central highway after a landslide and flood in Chosica, Peru, on March 16, 2017A woman is pulled to safety in a zipline harness in Lima on March 17, 2017.
Sections of the central railroad track that follows the Rimac River, damages by rising water and flash floods in the town of Chosica on March 18, 2017.