From the Staff Committee 2017-2018

(202) 370-4645

February 15th, 2018

SN- 32/17-18

 Original: English





Many of our friends and colleagues at the OAS are from Venezuela.  From them, we hear about their daily struggles to buy food and medicine for their loved ones and our hearts truly go out to them.  

After the success of the previous campaigns of the Staff Association to raise money for the people of Antigua and Barbuda and Mexico and the campaign to buy food and supplies for those in Dominica, all of whom were victims of natural disasters, many have urged for a similar campaign for Venezuela. 

In solidarity and support of the people of Venezuela, the OAS Staff Association is spearheading a donation drive, beginning on February 20th and running until March 1.  Starting Tuesday,  you can make your donation at the GSB-622 (Leslie Alvarez) or MNB and ADM-226 (Maria Elena Cruz).


We encourage you to donate the following items:


Multivitamin for children

Multivitamin for adults



Folic acid


Enterex for diabetics

Children's Tylenol

Formula for babies of any age




Cream of rice


Antiallergic medicine for children (Benadryl)

Ibuprofen (Motrin)



We have also opened an account, #200663 - OAS Staff Assoc. / Disaster Relief #1 at the OAS Credit Union and urge staff to make a donation, which will be used for the purchase of the items listed above. These goods will be delivered to Venezuela through Vision Democrática and the NGO Acción Humanitaria por Venezuela. (For more information about these organizations, please visit [WEBSITE]).


We would appreciate receiving donations before March 1st, 2018.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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