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Donate through Zelle: contact@luizagirardello.com

[Donations through Venmo and Zelle preferred since GoFundMe charges fees and every cent counts, but everything is welcome!]
*If you would like me to focus your donations on a specific group, cause, or person on the ground in RS please contact me through the contact form below or send an email to contact@luizagirardello.com
Brasileiros que possuam Pix, obrigada pelo interesse! Por favor doe diretamente a uma pessoa ou organização no RS. As listadas nas doações já feitas são altamente indicadas. Qualquer dúvida, entre em contato.

Hi, my name is Luiza Girardello and I am a musician from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. I graduated Berklee College of Music and live and work in Boston.

I am paying out of pocket for real-time donations as the money comes in, and your donations on GoFundMe will help me be reimbursed once we reach our goal.

The largest environmental catastrophe ever recorded in the south of Brazil (and possibly the entire country) is currently ongoing in my home state. The current recorded number of deaths is at 147, but it is very likely to be underreported. The number of people affected has currently surpassed 2.1 million.

 

In many ways the population is being left to fend for itself, since the state is severely underprepared to shelter the over 207.000 people who have had to flee their homes, or to rescue a huge part of the population that has been left stranded in flooded areas or is currently missing. We need this to be done NOW, and for that, we need funds to get to people directly.

 

This fundraiser will gather funds from international donors and redistribute them to smaller efforts by civilians and the general population. I will be providing a detailed list of how the funds are used as they are allocated. Full list and proof of payments will be available as they happen and listed in this page

Since GoFundMe charges fees, you are also more than welcome to donate directly through my Venmo or Zelle. Every cent helps.

 

The funds will help in buying food, clean water, medicine, shelter, clothes, gas for civilian boats who are performing rescue, among other needs as they come up. My personal network is more closely linked to Porto Alegre and Canoas. There are several ways to donate directly to the state and to larger organizations, but this fundraiser will focus on grassroots efforts as they come up.

 

Global warming doesn’t care about borders, and the climate emergency concerns all of us. This is not an isolated incident. Please help by sharing, donating, and getting involved in your local community as well. Thank you for your help.

FUNDS DONATED

Mattresses for shelter in Canoas

AMOUNT DONATED

US$418.80
R$2.094,00

Deise Hunger

ORGANIZER

CHAVE PIX

May 15, 2024

Materials for making blankets

AMOUNT DONATED

US$100.00
R$500,00

Gabriela Cunha

ORGANIZER

CHAVE PIX

44407442000122 (CNPJ)

May 13, 2024

Materials for making blankets and towels

AMOUNT DONATED

US$100.00
R$500,00

Second Hand BR

ORGANIZER

CHAVE PIX

May 13, 2024

Items for rescue teams in Cachoeirinha such as chest waders, pet collars, underwear, blankets

AMOUNT DONATED

US$100.00
R$500,00

Felipe Schulte Quevedo

ORGANIZER

CHAVE PIX

May 13, 2024

CURRENCY CONVERSION

and financial transparency

As of writing this text, the conversion rate from US$ to R$ is at 5.07 (May 7th, 2024). In the last few months, it has fluctuated around that value. I am currently using a 5 to 1 simple conversion rate to every dollar donated in the interest of efficiency and agility, and will personally cover the GoFundMe and wire costs. If that becomes unsustainable or anything else changes, I will continue to update the information on this section.

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