Cochabamba, Bolivia, March 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- In response to the severe flooding in the city, caused by the highest levels of torrential rainfall recorded for many years, Bolivia Volunteers has sent four of its volunteers currently in Cochabamba to help individual displaced families and the community.
"Just take a look around you - the place is devastated," says Tony Lee - in Cochabamba with Bolivia Volunteers on a three month Building Trades project - "Nothing I've ever seen before has been anything like this."
Tony, along with construction project volunteer Marston Adabaye, will be helping in the massive clean-up operation, and helping local community leaders co-ordinate the construction of make-shift temporary accommodation blocks for homeless families.
Other volunteers, Abigail Harman-Scott and Brigitte Le Croix, are in the region with a focus on health and social care. "It´s not just the houses that have been destroyed - Community centers, schools and medical facilities have not been spared. We are doing all we can to keep things running as smoothly as possible at this difficult time for everybody here," says Brigitte.
Bolivia Volunteers continues to monitor the situation, and has several other volunteers on stand-by to be deployed in the area if needed.