Target: Brian A. Nichols, U.S. Ambassador to Peru
Goal: Strengthen aid sent to Peruvians suffering during massive flooding.
Peru is suffering some of the worst flooding in decades. The death count has already risen to over 70 and continues to climb, over 100,000 people have lost their homes, and with more heavy rain expected, this is only the beginning. This disaster has been ongoing since the beginning of the year, but it is currently at its worst. Emergency services are responding and sending help, and while that is a good start, we must do more.
Flooding may not be as dramatic as a tornado or a tsunami, but it is still one of the worst national disasters people can face. A single flood can destroy a home filled with years worth of memories, take a life via drowning, and kill crops and livestock. In addition, right now we must always remember the importance of foreign relations in the face of a presidential administration that seeks to cut America off from “outsiders” and vice versa.
As Americans, we must take pride in protecting and caring for others in their time of need. We may not be able to put a stop to the problem itself, but we can do plenty to aid the people suffering and even try to stop the death toll from rising more. Sign this petition to strengthen our aid to Peru in such a difficult time.
Dear Ambassador Nichols,
Peru has been severely damaged by what’s termed as the worst flooding in decades. This problem has been ongoing since the beginning of this year but is currently at its peak; over 70 people have died, and over 100,000 people have lost their homes.
Emergency services are reportedly rushing to Peru’s aid, and this is a very good start. We must keep this aid going and strengthen it; not only are foreign relations and foreign aid very important in the face of the current xenophobic administration, but those in Peru do not deserve this suffering. Flooding is easily one of the most dangerous national disasters, and a single flood can destroy an entire life.
Please ensure that American emergency services do all they can to help the survivors, protect more homes, and stop the death toll from rising.
[Your Name Here]
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