Russell Bedford Cares... in Brazil

May 2024

Supporting the flood relief efforts in Brazil

Since May 2024, heavy rains have devastated the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, displacing over half a million people from their homes.

In response to this disaster, Russell Bedford International, in solidarity with our offices in Brazil, is donating to local charities working on the ground through this year's Russell Bedford Cares programme.

Russell Bedford Brazil has nine locations across the country, with over 300 employees, and serving more than 700 clients across the private and public sector. Unfortunately, the headquarters in Porto Alegre was seriously affected by the floods and many of our colleagues have lost their homes.

Bruno Celidonio, International Manager at Russell Bedford Brazil said “it is devastating to witness the widespread impact of the floods. We hope our teams and everyone in the affected areas are able to stay safe. We deeply appreciate the support from our international Russell Bedford network.”

Beyond our financial contribution, Russell Bedford International extends our heartfelt gratitude to all those on the ground – from the rescue workers distributing essential aid, to the Brazilian athletes who have given up their dreams of competing in the Olympics to assist in the relief efforts.

It is always our mission to seek to make a difference to enable work to happen towards a more sustainable future for us all. Our core values of connectivity, collaboration, and making a positive impact, guide our actions, and the Russell Bedford Cares initiative for Brazil is a testament to these principles.

Stephen Hamlet, CEO of Russell Bedford International said “every year we make a contribution through the Russell Bedford Cares programme to causes that desperately need help. When we first established the programme, we had no idea what situations would arise around the world. We are glad that we have a programme that is ready to respond, and together with others, we can really make a difference.”


How to support

Please see the details below for information if you would like to make additional donations:

For further information, Bruno Celidonio, International Manager at Russell Bedford Brazil, can be contacted directly at 

Thank you to everyone involved in helping with these critical efforts. Together, we can make a significant impact and help to rebuild the lives of those affected by this tragedy.

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