ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 21, 2023 / 07:00 am
A group of priests from the Diocese of Linares in the Maule region of Chile put their backs to work to help the communities in the foothills that were hardest hit by flooding after rivers and estuaries overflowed at the end of June.
Thousands of people had to be evacuated due to the flooding of the Maule River from heavy rains that poured down on southern Chile.
The worst rainfall in the last 30 years in the area caused two deaths and left almost 10,000 people cut off from the outside world.
Since the beginning of the emergency, Salesian priest Bernardo Benegas along with Father Alex Troncoso, Father Julio Campos, a team of Franciscan priests from Parral, as well as men and women religious from the area have been receiving contributions from the community and organizing help.