When a disaster like the June 3rd eruption of Volcan Fuego in Guatemala strikes, the government, aid agencies and volunteers quickly respond to help with rescue, recovery and relief efforts.
In the immediate aftermath, priority is given to the most affected victims at “ground zero “. In this case, ground zero is defined as the areas catastrophically hit by lava and ash.
But we often forget there are other victims beyond the focal point who are left unattended.
HRI has received reports of small villages and towns that have been impacted but have not received the aid they need!
Desperate people who need aid, but are considered lower priority, are left struggling. Whole communities are facing serious challenges due to the ripple effect of the eruption – ash, toxic vapors, contaminated water and more.
HRI is currently assessing these areas within the disaster zone that are further out from the epicenter of the destruction. These are the people HRI intends to focus on with your support—those who have no other aid.
Will you join us in serving those left behind who are suffering from the fumes and residual effects? Please make a donation today, and be sure to put “volcano relief” in the comments to designate your gift. Then help us spread the word by sharing a link to this page on your social media pages. Thank you for helping the forgotten victims of this catastrophe.