Honduras Hurricane ETA | Développement et Paix

Honduras Hurricane ETA

Sasquia Antunez Pineda
Cible $ 2,383.00
$ 675.00 collecté
Liste de remerciements
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anita S.
$ 50.00
Christina De Jong
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 75.00
Stephen Commins
$ 25.00
in solidarity
Crisp Family
$ 50.00
Jelle Koersen
$ 25.00
Anonyme
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Dear friends,

I wanted to reach out today to bring something important to me to your collective attention:

As you all know, I am from Honduras, and in the past two weeks in November my country got hit by two devastating tropical storms- ETA and IOTA. Over 400,000 people have been directly affected by the first storm. However, that number could even double in the coming hours as rescue operations are carried out to get out those trapped by the floods and those affected recently by IOTA. There is also tremendous damage to the country's infrastructure, massive power outages and difficulty transporting goods as many roads and bridges have been destroyed. Thousands of people impacted have been moved to temporary shelters, and there are still many on the streets. They have lost their homes and way of livelihood and are now in urgent need of support.

Many temporary shelters for displaced people have been set up at hospitals, schools, hotels and churches. Still, there is a huge need for supplies such as food, water, toiletry, clothing, bedsheets and protective equipment kits for COVID-19; there is also a great concern about the biosecurity of those people in such proximity at the shelters that would increase the virus transmission risk. Additionally, this season's crops, such as basic grains and other staples for food were affected by the high rainfall, which can lead to a famine situation for various regions of the country, depriving families of food.

I'm now fundraising for my community through a partnership with Development & Peace- a Catholic organization that supports direct partners on the ground in Honduras. One of their partners is ERIC/Radio Progreso, a trusted organization in the country. Their staff is doing tremendous efforts helping those people impacted by the storms at the shelters. ERIC/RP started a project to distribute 500 kits of basic rations, hygiene products, masks and soap/hand sanitizer. Funds are needed to buy the kits, so my goal is to contribute 100 kits to support ERIC/RP’s work with those people most impacted by ETA.

I invite you to join me in this effort by contributing with a donation of CAN $23.83 to cover one kit. Every contribution counts to reach our goal! You can also support us by sharing this page with your networks.

I know these are trying times for everyone, but if I can appeal to your generosity in these challenging times for the people of a country already struggling from intense poverty, violence and the effects of COVID-19 and now dealing with the aftermath of a climate emergency.

If you choose to contribute to this relief effort, I want to thank you immensely in advance for your kindness!

In solidarity,

Sasquia Antúnez Pineda