The community closet of the Cipolletti’s Human Development Department began its tour of the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city a few weeks ago. The referents explained that men’s clothing is needed, pants, t-shirts, jackets, and there is also a lack of children’s clothing. Find out how and where to donate.
The weather conditions this winter are getting harsher, directly affecting those most in need. Due to the lack of shelter to provide the residents of the periphery, the “community wardrobe” was created in Cipolletti.
The community wardrobe works with a neighborhood tour modality. Neighbors go to community promotion centers to find the clothes they need or to make donations. The referents explained that men’s clothing is needed, pants, t-shirts, jackets, and there is also a lack of children’s clothing.
“We invite the neighbors to join and accompany this meeting whose purpose is to be able to assist families with clothing throughout the year, helping each other. Seasonal clothing is received and delivered, at this time warm clothing, blankets and footwear are also needed» explained from the Human Development area.
Assistance to residents affected by flooding as a result of the rise of the Neuquén River
He indicated that this weekend they toured the María Elvira neighborhood and were in dialogue with the residents of the sector, explaining to them when the greatest flow of water will arrive and how it will affect the sector. In addition, they provided instructions on the precautions that neighbors should take. Among them, elevate your belongings, and move your pets and animals to safe places.
According to Pereyra, given the refusal of the residents, in the flood two weeks ago, to use the evacuation center arranged in the city of Cipolletti for fear of robbery, evaluate other places as evacuation centers. Pereyra explained that they are in contact with the provincial Ministry of Education to consider the possibility of using the schools that are close to the affected places as vaccination centers.
From the area of Civil Protection is also carrying out a permanent guard attentive to the needs that may arise in the neighborhoods. Also, the Provincial Water Department (DPA) is evaluating the possibility of building embankments to prevent water from seeping in and affecting certain places.
From the municipality they requested that in any emergency the neighbors should contact 109.