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Sabella Turns Home Into Hub

By Juan Arango



Volunteers load a truck with donations in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on April 4, 2013, to be send to people affected by a powerful storm that slammed La Plata earlier this week
Volunteers load a truck with donations in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on April 4, 2013, to be send to people affected by a powerful storm that slammed La Plata earlier this week

The main news in Argentina these past few days has not been football related.  They are currently feeling the effects of climate change as the La Plata sector of the Province of Buenos Aires was devastated after severe floods have claimed the lives of 49 individuals.  The main issue has not been the weather, it's the way the Argentine government has gone about the rescue efforts.

There have been stories of courage and community perseverance that have helped many in Argentina survive this very tragic situation.  One story that emerged was that of national team coach Alejandro Sabella offering his home as an assistence hub to help facilitate rescue efforts. Sabella decided not to head to the Ezeiza complex to work and decided to stay behind and not bring in cameras or media in an attempt to not bring attention to himself.  He offered his home in the neighborhood of Tolosa.  It was not only their house they offered, it was their own manpower and energy.  According to many present at the Sabella household, the national team coach and his wife began cooking for many of the people in need.