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Uruguay: the Haize Hegoa Basque Club responds to the crisis by participating in solidarity efforts during the pandemic

05/26/2020

Haize Hegoa prepared paella on Saturday, May 23rd in solidarity
Haize Hegoa prepared paella on Saturday, May 23rd in solidarity

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Montevideo, Uruguay. With a much more encouraging picture than that of its neighboring countries, Uruguay begins to emerge from confinement, which, although not mandatory, had its consequences. The collateral damage of the pandemic is already noticeable and, as in the rest of the world, it will take time for society to recover, especially regarding the economy.

Spokesperson for the Haize Hegoa Basque Club, Mariel Fernandez, told EuskalKultura.eus, “Many of our neighbors lost their jobs or were laid off.  The club is no stranger to this situation, and so it occurred to them to sell paella participating in other charitable projects.”

Every serving was sold in exchange for a basket of non-perishable food, or cleaning projects, approximately 5 kilos of merchandise that allowed Haize Hegoa to collect a good number of projects that they are in turn giving to the Solidarity Pots and Baskets organization.

Thanks to the success of the event, club members are ready to continue with such activities “to contribute our grain of sand and help alleviate the situation that some of our compatriots are experiencing.” Photos of the activity here.



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