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Venezuela is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. The average salary is equivalent to less than 50 cents a day. The inflation rate was the highest in the world in 2018. Due to the difficulties of finding food in the market and unemployment estimated at 30%, doctors are seeing alarming rates of starvation.
As the country undergoes this severe economic crisis, the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela has defied political polarization and undertaken an effort to serve meals and distribute groceries among the neediest individuals and families through most of its twenty-two congregations and three schools.
The meals, usually breakfast or lunch, are served to approximately 1,100 people monthly. Children, youth, the elderly, and other vulnerable parts of the communities are given priority. Volunteers are committed to finding the best quality food available despite the difficulties created by frequent shortages. Attention is given to building respectful relationships with those that benefit from the efforts to present the message of Christ with those that may be open to it.
The Outreach Foundation has maintained communication with the top leadership of the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela. For the next 30 days, Outreach will be collecting gifts for the church in Venezuela to assist with providing those in need with nutritious meals. Donations of $140 provide 100 nutritious meals for those in need.
Please consider making a donation to help the people of Venezuela who are in dire need. You can give online or you can mail a check to The Outreach Foundation, 381 Riverside Drive, Suite 110, Franklin, TN 37064 designated for the Venezuela Appeal.
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