Lending a Hand to the South

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    A new campaign is gathering resources for the 100+ Chán­gue­na families that were evicted last week.

    The Chán­gue­na community had been fighting off legal disputes with the land’s former tenant, Oscar Echeverria since 2001. Unfortunately for them, that fight came to a close on June 24th when the Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo authorized the eviction.

    Legal as it may have been, the acts of last week were handled in such a way that left men, women and children to sleep out in the open air. While the Joint Institute for Social Aid (IMAS) has since offered to pay three months rent to help families until they are permanently relocated elsewhere, many still lack the basic necessities like food and toilet paper.

    Una Mano para el Sur

    “One hand for the South” is a joint campaign led, and El Lobo Estepario Restaurant and Bar to gather resources for the Chán­gue­na community. From now until August 12th, you can leave donations after 4pm at El Lobo Estepario.

    Needed Items:

    • enriched milk powder for children
    • canned and other nonperishable foods
    • good clothing
    • toilet paper
    • anti-bacterial soap

    For large donations and information on alternate collection centers contact 8527-2814.

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