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Our Venezuelan Family Needs Help

posted May 30, 2018, 4:10 AM by HTR OFS   [ updated May 30, 2018, 6:59 AM ]
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you may have heard on the news, the people of Venezuelan are suffering. They lack food, medicines and other supplies. The cost of living has skyrocketed to over 1500%. Many have left the country, hoping to find a way to support themselves. Those who are left behind struggle daily to find the means to feed and care for their families. The corrupt government is making the situation impossible. 

Please read the attached letter sent to us from our dear sister, Chelito, the CIOFS Vice Minister, who lives in Venezuela. She and the members of their local Fraternity in Venezuela are trying to find every way possible to make certain that the children are fed and to provide medicines for the hundreds of people who go to the church for help. The list of medicines which are most needed are listed below.

Please consider helping in whatever way you can.. Below is the address where you can send funds and another address where you can send medical supplies. Let’s give our brothers and sisters of Venezuela one more day of hope, one more day of relief.

Peace and All Good,
Your sister, Mary Stronach, OFS (International Councilor) for the NEC


Mail money donations to our national treasurer who will forward funds to our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters:

Mr. Jerry Rousseau, OFS
82 Kim Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

Ship meds and other supplies to:

OFS de la Chiquinquirá
a/c  María Consuelo Núñez (Chelito)
Iglesia de la Chiquinquirá
Final Avenida Andres Bello
Parroquia El Recreo, Urb. La Florida
Caracas 1050 VENEZUELA
Phone:  58-212-7300102
Cell phone:  58-414-3295626

Meds can also be sent through the following mailing agency. It may be less expensive:
UN SOLO DOLAR / Phone:  786-703-4999 and 786-502-2620
They are located in Doral, Fla.

List of medications frequently requested:

Antihypertensives: Losartan, amlodipine, enalapril, carvedilol, metoprolol, valsartan.
Endocrine: Metformin, euthyrox (levothyroxine), anovulatory.
Anti-epileptics: Valproic acid, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, diphenylidantoline, clonazepam.
Gastric problems: Omeprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole.
Analgesic Anti-inflammatories: Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac, meloxicam.
Anxiolytics: Bromazepam, alprazolam, diazepam.
Antihistamines: Cetirizine, loratadine, desloratadine.
Antibiotics: Amoxicillin, amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, sultamicillin, ciprofloxacin, cefadroxil.
Anti-platelet agents: Clopidogrel, acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin 81 mg)
Anti-fungals: Fluconaxol, clotrimazole
Diuretics: Hydrochlorothiazide, chlorothiazide, furosemide, spironolactone.
Hypocholesterominants: Atorvastatin, simvastatin.
Influenza and antitussives
Vitamins, minerals and infant formulas

You can donate these medications in any doses.