November 1, 2023
On October 24, 2023, heavy rainfall caused the Manzanares River and the Tamacá Creek to overflow in Santa Marta, Colombia. The rain and river overflow created flooding throughout the nearby communities. To date, 48 participants have been impacted. Thankfully, everyone is healthy. The Child Development Center (CDC) staff members have been actively providing support by conducting home visits to assess the impact on each family. They have also provided relief items such as mattresses, potable water, cleaning supplies and home repair materials. The Compassion Colombia National Office is actively monitoring the situation as it unfolds.
Please pray for the safety of the participants and their families through this crisis.