Monday, January 17, 2011

Nelson Piquet Jr doubles donations to Brazil's floods victims

Brazilian stock car racing driver and F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr has offered to double the amount of all donations made via the Paypal account he set up (donate4rio@gmail.com). He's currently based in the US and has made this funding campaign known on Twitter. According to Brazilian online magazine G1 over 600 people have died so far. Many animals have lost their lives too.

The most affected cities by the floods and mudslides in the mountainous region of north Rio de Janeiro are: Nova Friburgo, Teresópolis, Petrópolis, Bom Jardim, São José do Vale do Rio Preto, Sumidouro and Areal. Together they amount to nearly 1,000,000 people.  

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