Flash flood in La Plata. One way to help.
Thread poster: Henry Dotterer

Henry Dotterer
Local time: 01:31
Apr 9, 2013

As many of you know, a flash flood hit La Plata, Argentina, last week. Our condolences go out to those who lost loved ones.

Apart from the great and tragic loss of lives, homes, schools and other facilities have been thrown into disarray. La Plata is home to one of ProZ.com's two main offices, and some have asked what they can do to help. Our team down there will be spending a few days this week helping out locally. We are taking up a collection to send money down for our team to use for this purpose. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please email patrick - at - proz.com to arrange payment. The company will match all contributions with a contribution in the same amount. We'll be sending the wire transfer at the end of the day today, so if you are moved to contribute, please email patrick today.

I should point out that this is not a formal charity, just an informal collection, and I suppose that any contribution would not be tax deductible in most areas.

Another way to help -- I've just received the link and not verified it -- may be here: http://ayudalaplata.org/

Thank you.


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More information about the flood Apr 9, 2013

Hi all,

For those who have not heard about this news here is a link to an article on the BBC and a link to some of the images of the flood.

On twitter you may follow the thousands of tweets about this with the hashtag #inundacion #noestansolos.



Henry Dotterer
Local time: 01:31
Thank you very much Apr 10, 2013

Thanks a lot to those who gave!


Lucia Leszinsky
Here are some pics... Apr 13, 2013

...of the solidarity powwow held on Friday:


Click here to see more pictures.

You can also read a summary of the donation drive and the powwow at http://prozcomblog.com/2013/04/13/translators-collaborate-in-post-flood-relief-effort/

Thanks to all the members who donated and made this possible!

Kind regards,



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