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.



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:

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.