This is a fundraising initiative to help some of the families most affected by a recent tragedy in Colombia and to address the severe economic downturn that some of the poorest families are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Just recently, adjacent to our ‘Pueblo Viejo’ project, a terrible tragedy occurred. A petrol tanker came off the road and was leaking its cargo. Many local residents saw this as an opportunity to siphon the petrol. Whilst doing so, someone decided to steal the battery from the vehicle.
The spark from the removal of the battery caused a terrible explosion that resulted in 44 deaths, many severe injuries, burns, and lifelong scars.
We are currently dealing with the aftermath. Thus far, we’ve been able to help 55 of the families most affected by the tragedy, and we want to extend that number exponentially.
It’s rare we draw attention to specific happenings here in Colombia – but on this occasion we believe the severity of the tragedy warrants it.
We have set up a fund to address the tragedy and are looking for donations. If you feel you can help, please see below for how to donate.
Find out how your donations have made a difference so far!!
At the same time, it would appear that South America is now the epicenter of the Covid-19 virus with many hundreds of cases being reported on a daily basis here in Colombia.
This has caused the government to implement stringent measures to help safeguard the well-being of the people. These restrictions have most affected those who live in poverty. There are now thousands of people who have no way of sustaining themselves.
From the fundraiser ‘Alleviating Poverty’ all funds raised will be used for feeding the poor and providing medical assistance.
If you feel you can help, please see below for how to donate.
To donate by check please make it payable to: OASIS OF HOPE (write on the back of check ‘poverty’) and post to:
Oasis of Hope Foundation
1199 Clay Street, Winter Park
TAX PAYER I.D. # 161 – 63 – 0704
To give online use the donation button on this website.
The donation will go via PayPal where a small charge is incurred. However, if you inform PayPal that the donation is for charity, family or friends the charge is waived.
The majority of our supporters now donate via ZELLE so that the full amount of the donation is received by Oasis of Hope. This contrasts with PayPal, which takes around 2.2% of every dollar donated. To use ZELLE go to your internet banking account on your device – look for ZELLE, open or create an account, then enter the donation amount – and simply send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or to donate via PayPal - click below!
Oasis of Hope Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Christian organization based in Winter Park, Florida. The mission is to help raise the quality of life of some of the most disadvantaged families, especially children in Colombia.
Phone : 407-815-5230
Federal Tax ID # 16-1630704
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