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Lima: 3 places to donate for flood victims

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Extreme weather conditions have left many without homes in the past few weeks. Here's how, and where, you can help.

Deny global warming if you like, but there's no turning away from the unfortunate reality of destroyed homes faced by thousands of families across Peru after weeks of heavy rainfall and floods.

A government campaign, 'œNuestro Peru unido' (Our United Peru), will be receiving donations for the victims in three different locations across Lima. Water, non perishable foods (i.e. canned fruits and legumes, cereal bars, peanut butter), and blankets are the most sought after, however clothing and other items will be accepted as well.

The three locations are:

Estadio Nacional (National Stadium), at door 17 (explanada norte)
Jose Diaz, Central Lima 15046

Villa Deportiva Nacional, at door 14
Av del Aire, San Luis 15021

Eduardo Dibí³s coliseum, at door 2
Av. Angamos Este 2681, San Borja

The campaign began last Friday, January 27, and aims to distribute collected goods to victims across the country.

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A U.S. native plucked from the green surroundings of her home state of Oregon, Agnes Rivera has been living in Lima, Peru, fulfilling various occupations such as teaching, translating, and journalism. While indoors she uses her time creatively to build "recycled art" and read fiction, she is quick to use any excuse to be outdoors, balancing her inner home-body lifestyle with an adventurous spirit to explore all that Peru has to offer.