Bancamiga inaugurated the Cardenal Jorge Urosa Savino Medicine Bank
The Executive President of Bancamiga, Ariel José Martínez, expressed pride in being part of an innovative project that benefits Venezuelans and is promoted hand in hand with the Catholic Church
To provide support to the residents of the La Candelaria parish and all of Caracas, Bancamiga inaugurated this Thursday the Cardenal Jorge Urosa Savino XV Archbishop of Caracas Medicine Bank.
The act was attended by the current Archbishop of Caracas, Baltazar Porras; the parish priest and rector of the Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria sanctuary, Gerardino Barracchini; the Chairman of the Bancamiga Board of Directors, Carmelo De Grazia; the Executive President of Bancamiga, Ariel Martínez; and the Bancamiga ambassador and universal viceroy of beauty, Amanda Dudamel, among other prominent personalities.
Last year, Bancamiga conditioned and endowed this space that will offer a very important social service for Venezuelans. During the last months, work has been done together with the parish priest and rector of the Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria sanctuary, Gerardino Barracchini and María Alvarado, in charge of the pharmacy, so that in this place citizens can find medicines for almost all pathologies.
Although it was this February 16 when its formal inauguration took place, the Medicines Bank has been operating for about seven months, benefiting 767 people so far and with a radius of action that extends to the entire city of Caracas. Even 400 drugs were donated to the Multidisciplinary Research and Service Camp of the Central University of Venezuela that collaborates with communities in the south of the country. Medicines are provided free of charge.
“What at first emerged as a small service, gradually grew. I am pleased that this place bears the name of Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, who was always attentive to the sick and the health of Venezuelans,” said Cardinal Baltazar Porras.
He expressed that the Medicine Bank is there to serve everyone, whoever needs it. “We thank Bancamiga for their support and we hope this will serve as an encouragement for others,” he stressed.
Barracchini explained that the medicines are received from the Italian NGO ALI (Latin American Association in Italy) and from the San Felipe Neri Hospital in Rome, through Father Ricardo Pirela, a Venezuelan who has lived in Rome for 30 years. The reception is every three months.
He publicly recognized Bancamiga for conditioning and equipping the place. “Without the help of private companies, it would be practically impossible to carry out this type of initiative. Today we are very pleased with this Medicine Bank that bears the name of a good friend, a man who did a lot for the Church and whose family is with us today”.
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The Executive President of Bancamiga, Ariel José Martínez, expressed pride in being part of an innovative project that benefits Venezuelans and is promoted hand in hand with the Catholic Church. “It was hard work and took months, where we must thank the De Grazia family for their commitment and drive”, he highlighted.
The physical conditioning of the place included masonry, blacksmithing, painting, air conditioning and the establishment of a technological infrastructure for the registration and control of donations. The refrigerator to refrigerate insulin delivered by Bancamiga has been fundamental in this path of facing a chronic disease such as diabetes that affects so many Venezuelans.
During the act, Amanda Dudamel received a button from the Cardinal with the monogram of José Gregorio Hernández, the work of the goldsmith Arcángelo Giandoni, whose pieces adorn the urn of the Blessed. Baltazar Porras also presented him with the Holy Rosary blessed by Pope Francis. “This recognition is for a Venezuelan who has raised the name of Venezuela,” said Cardinal Porras.
The designer, entrepreneur and viceroy of universal beauty thanked the delivery of the button and the “beautiful path” that she is starting with Bancamiga, an institution with which she will promote many positive projects for the country.
The Medicine Bank is located in the parish house of the Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria Sanctuary, on Urdaneta Avenue, in front of the Casa Bera shopping center. Those interested must bring a medical report, recipe and a copy of the identity card, during the following hours: Tuesday (delivery of documents) and Wednesday (search for medicines), from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (the telephone number is: 0424 -1626856).
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