FOREST, Va. —Following a massive volcanic eruption that blanketed Guatemala’s capital in ash, Christian humanitarian organization World Help has activated its crisis response program to provide relief to families impacted by the disaster.
The eruption, which is being called the country’s most violent in over a century, has injured hundreds of Guatemalans and displaced thousands more. The Guatemalan government has confirmed more than 60 deaths, but the death toll is expected to rise. Flights at La Aurora International Airport were grounded due to falling ash, and the disaster brought most of the city to a grinding halt.
Working with local partners, World Help is providing food, medical aid and personal hygiene items to families affected by the eruption. For $35, you can help transport and deliver food and supplies to a family in critical need.
“Our hearts are broken for the loss of life and for the thousands of families that have lost everything,” said Vernon Brewer, CEO and founder of World Help. “This is a moment when our kindness and compassion should meet the level of need. We are calling everyone who is able to give to help us provide emergency aid to families that have lost everything, and to give them hope for a better tomorrow.”
World Help has been working in Guatemala for more than 11 years through humanitarian aid distribution, child sponsorship programs and poverty relief efforts. To learn more about World Help’s humanitarian work, visit www.worldhelp.net.
World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. For 27 years, World Help has worked with partners around the world to help those in need and bring hope into hopeless situations.