Guatemala Relief Fund

The recent eruption of the Volcano of Fire in Guatemala caught residents living nearby by surprise. More than one million people have been affected by the eruption; approximately 3,000 people have been displaced from their homes, and about 250 people are currently missing.

The Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED), a Guatemalan government agency for disaster reduction, has set up shelters for displaced residents, who are in need of our help with food, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, and bedding.

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This picture was released by the National Disaster Relief Agency of Guatemala showing Volcan de Fuego during an eruptive pulse in El Rodeo, Guatemala on June 3, 2018 (source: mercurynews.com).

Among the items needed by people in shelters are:

– Food and cooking supplies: Oil, sugar, flour, rice, beans, nutritional drinks, salt, canned vegetables, beans, soups, baby food, filtered water, and canned and bagged fruit juices

 

– Cleaning supplies: Mops and brooms, bleach and disinfectants, soaps, rags, latex gloves, and buckets for water and sanitation

– Hygiene items: Toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and towels

– Other items: Diapers, clothing, bedding

 

Contributions to our Guatemala Relief Fund will go towards helping children and families in immediate need in the wake of this disaster. Please consider making a donation today.

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