THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS NEED OUR HELP!
The recent volcanic eruption in Guatemala is believed to have killed hundreds of people and forced the evacuations of thousands of families, leaving many heartbroken, hungry and impoverished. In a matter of hours, homes and crops near the volcano were wiped out, livestock were decimated and critical schools and clinics were destroyed.
Most fled the area with little more than the clothes on their backs, and families and young children now huddle in internally displaced person (IDP) camps and shelters, knowing they can never return home — and fearful about what the future will hold.
You can play a role in relief efforts by supplying immediate relief, by helping survivors regain their hope and by providing permanent housing for the many who will be forced to relocate. Cross Catholic Outreach is partnering with its sister organization, Cross International, to supply immediate resources and to work toward long-term housing solutions for those who have been displaced. Our efforts have already allowed Church leaders in the area to:
- Distribute more than 27,000 doses of antibiotics to treat injuries.
- Supply 6,000 tubes of corticosteroid cream for burn victims.
- Provide nearly 180,000 nutritious meals to shelters housing the displaced.
Your support of our continuing relief efforts will allow us to do even more. Current projects being organized include:
As new details on these and other relief efforts in Guatemala become available, we will post them here, so please check for progress on our efforts every few days. And please — continue to pray for the families of the victims, the survivors of this disaster and for those who are ministering to their needs.
Our promise to you: Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2019, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.