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Buenos Aires, Argentina – When torrential rains and flooding hit Argentina yesterday, leaving more than 50 people dead and thousands homeless, the “Solidarity Network” founded by a veterinarian, social entrepreneur and Catholic layman named Juan Carr sprang into action.

On Wednesday, the movement positioned a large red truck in downtown Buenos Aires to collect food, clothes and other supplies for the flood victims, with a hand-painted banner reading: “You are not alone … the entire country embraces you!”

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