Brazil’s number of coronavirus cases continues to soar, causing some experts to speculate it could potentially surpass the United States as the worst hotspot for the virus.
More than 70,800 new cases were confirmed in a single day on July 29, making it the worst single-day spike the country has seen. Now, Brazil has registered more than 3.8 million cases, and the total death toll is over 120,000. Even Brazil’s president has become ill with the virus.
People in places like Brazil and other coronavirus-affected areas worldwide need your help now more than ever. You can help provide emergency aid like food for out-of-work families, vital medical care, hygiene kits to help prevent the spread of the virus, and more. You’ll also bring hope during this global pandemic. And thanks to a matching gift, every dollar you donate DOUBLES to help 2X as many people!
Brazil, like so many countries, is caught in a catch-22. As they’ve reopened businesses like shops and markets, the spike in cases has grown worse. But keeping businesses closed means children like Anna Maria and Pablo continue to go hungry because their parents can’t work.
According to our partner on the ground in Brazil, the greatest needs right now are jobs and food. Since April, over 600 Brazilian businesses have gone under. Employers can’t afford to pay their employees. And “unofficial workers” — immigrants, day-laborers, and people who are self-employed — can’t even apply for financial assistance.
Without help, families will continue to suffer and children will continue to starve.
People are desperate to go back to work so they can provide for themselves and their kids. There have even been reports of shop owners still secretly selling their goods while under lockdown, even though it was risky and even though it meant potentially exposing themselves to the virus.
Although Brazil may be one of the worst coronavirus hotspots right now, it’s certainly not the only one. Families worldwide are facing these threats … and people living in poverty are suffering the worst.
They don’t have savings to buy food. They can’t afford medical care. And they don’t have protective equipment to keep themselves safe.
But your gift today will help provide essentials like food and clean water for those families who still can’t afford any. You’ll help provide aid like hygiene kits to prevent the spread of the virus. Most importantly, you’ll be showing people the love of Christ and giving them hope.
Your gift will also be used to erase a projected budget shortfall caused by canceled fundraising events. So you’re not just helping meet people’s immediate physical needs today … but you’re also making sure those needs continue to be met throughout this crisis and beyond.
Please give today to help rescue families in places like Brazil and around the world.
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