Embassy donates more than 100 thousand dollars in support of several municipalities
The Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States, Brendan O’Brien, participated this Thursday, March 31, in the donation of personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfectants, 400 water purifiers, and 750 school kits to the Municipality of Santiago de la Frontera, in Santa Ana.
This donation was made possible through the military group of the Embassy and the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) of the Southern Command. Mayor Milagro Barrientos received the donation on behalf of the people of Santiago de la Frontera.
This donation helps mitigate the risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the PPE, the United States donated water purifiers to facilitate access to drinking water for 457 families from different communities in the municipality. The donation also included the delivery of backpacks and school supplies in support of the children’s education to motivate them to stay in school. This donation has a cost of approximately $73,000.
During his speech, Chargé d’Affaires O’Brien said: “We are here to help you in the way that you need most, especially in times of crisis like the pandemic, which is a challenge that we can overcome only if we work together.” He also added that the United States has a commitment to Salvadorans to improve conditions so that all Salvadorans can have a dignified life in El Salvador.
Since February, and in addition to today’s donation in Santiago de la Frontera, HAP projects have delivered another 400 water purifiers, valued at $23,165, to the Municipality of Tepecoyo, La Libertad and $25,000 in medicines to the Municipality of Soyapango for the treatment of 375 patients.