Devastating Fire Impacts Thousands in Manaus, Brazil
Thousands of people are homeless and destitute after a raging fire destroyed at least 600 homes near Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in Manaus, Brazil last night. No deaths have been reported, but residents were forced to flee with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Fr. José Amarildo Luciano da Silva, recently elected Vice Provincial of the Vice Province of Manaus, is pastor of the parish. Working with limited resources, he is establishing the parish as an evacuation center.
Please remember in prayer those impacted by this fire. Financial contributions to help the local Redemptorist relief effort may be sent in care of the Denver Province. Indicate that your donation is for Manaus Fire Relief:
Redemptorist Denver Province
1633 No. Cleveland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
You can also MAKE A DONATION ONLINE:
Click the designation button “Manaus Fire Relief.”
More information will be shared as it becomes available.