Relief To Sierra Leon Has Been Received

It’s been almost 5 months since torrential rains caused widespread flooding and a mountainside to collapse on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, sending a blanket of mud into several communities. Life is gradually returning to normal, but residents of the devastated regions face a slog toward recovery.

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Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity and thousands flee the island

The lights remain off in what we’re busy cities and in small rural villages. Gas generators, the only alternative to the downed power lines that seem to be everywhere, continuously hum outside hospitals  and bodegas. When night falls, it’s the actually the glow of car lights, not streetlights, that helps light up the darkness.

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Relief Efforts Needing Traction For Houston

METAD, in partnership with St. Peter/San Conrado Scalabrini outreach program in Los Angeles and St. Leo the Great parish, in Houston, is procuring the below items to ship to Houston for immediate relief to those affected by this tragic storm. 

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Sierra Leone: 500 Dead With Threats of Yet Another Mudslide

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - The countries president made a statement to the West African nation of Sierra Leone saying, "We have been gripped by grief," after the devastating mudslide claimed the lives of 500 people and left 600 more missing. The body count is expected to rise to over 1,000.

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