HI Brazil’s campaign to help victims of the recent landslides
Rodrigo Martello, the Environmental Coordinator at HI Brazil, has launched a humanitarian campaign within their hostel network, to help those who are now homeless as a result of the recent floods and landslides that hit Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
All the HI hostels located in the main tourist destinations in Brazil are asking for and collecting clothing and non-perishable food from their guests, in order to help the victims of this tragedy, which has brought so much sadness to all Brazilian people. Rodrigo commented, “To have a philosophy and an environmental commitment means to think collectively, that is, we should stop worrying just about our own world and concern about making a better world, no matter who you are helping. It’s about doing your part without worrying whether others are doing the same. It’s about attitude and conscience. It’s to know that you can and should make the difference and this blends seamlessly with the network’s philosophy, which is ‘to share’”. The collected food and clothing will be sent to the Red Cross or the local Fire Department. Rodrigo added, “Great people are behind small actions. It costs nothing to help those who are in need!” HI Brazil has 3 hostels in the mountainous area of Rio de Janeiro, which was affected by floods and numerous landslides. There are two hostels in Nova Friburgo, and one in Teresópolis, which fortunately were not directly hit by the tragedy. The owners, employees, and buildings were left unharmed. The staff at Hostel Recanto do Lord in Teresópolis and HI Hostel Alê Friburgo e Alê Lumiar in Nova Friburgo are all helping those people who were affected by the tragedy that has hit the region. Guests are sending money and donations to the hostels to be sent the homeless.
01 February 2011 RSS-Feed