Porto Alegre

A Call to Action from Tampa Sister Cities

Unprecedented Flooding in Porto Alegre

In the wake of devastating floods that have swept through Porto Alegre, our sister city in Brazil, we urgently call for your support. This catastrophic event has left tens of thousands of people without homes and basic necessities and has tragically claimed over 80 lives, with many more unaccounted for.

How You Can Help

As a part of our commitment to our sister city, Tampa Sister Cities is spearheading a donation drive to provide immediate relief and support long-term recovery efforts in Porto Alegre. Every contribution makes a difference:

  • Financial Donations: The funds will go directly to emergency relief operations, providing food, water, medicine, and temporary shelter to those affected.
  • Supply Donations: We are thrilled to announce that we are suspending our collection efforts due to the overwhelming support for our Tampa Sister Cities Aid Drive for Porto Alegre and Rio Grande do Sul. The generosity of our community has been incredible, and we are now focusing on transporting and delivering the collected items to those in need. Thank you to everyone who contributedā€”your kindness makes a real difference! Stay tuned for updates on the delivery process.
  • Volunteer: Join our local efforts to organize, package, and send aid to Porto Alegre.

Donation Information

Donate Online: Click here to make a secure online donation through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Volunteer Sign-up: If you can lend your time and skills, please sign up here to volunteer.

Our Connection with Porto Alegre

As sister cities, Tampa and Porto Alegre have a long-standing relationship based on cultural exchange, mutual respect, and support in times of need. Today, more than ever, our friends in Porto Alegre need our help to rebuild and recover from this disaster.

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Together, we can make a significant impact. Thank you for your generosity and support in these critical times.

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"As Chairs of the Tampa-Porto Alegre Sister Cities Committee, we have witnessed the strength and spirit of our community in times of need. Today, we call upon every member of the Tampa community to extend that spirit across borders and help our friends in Porto Alegre. Your support can bring hope and healing to those affected by these devastating floods. Let's come together to show that in times of crisis, compassion knows no boundaries."

Alex & Carolina Pinzkoski