Flooding Affects Olancho Aid Students and Employees
Last weekend, after several days of intense rain throughout Honduras, flash flooding washed away homes and left others filled with mud. President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, visited Juticalpa Thursday to survey the damage. He promised to build 25 homes for families left devastated by the destruction. In the meantime, the administration began giving out food rations and clothes while organizing medical brigades.
The rains continued through the week and were especially damaging, again, on Friday night. The streets became rivers and the Juticalpa river became a rushing current that again flooded homes nearby. Five students, four employees and several family members of employees have been affected significantly; two of them have lost almost everything. This morning, Carlos Najera visited with families and saw the damage firsthand. The cleanup and rebuilding for these members of our community will not be fast and it will not be easy.
Olancho Aid Foundation employees collected food at each school this week so that Padre Celio could go with students from each school to distribute it on Friday. See the Nazareth and IBSC Facebook pages for more photos.
In addition, a collection has started to support those members of the Olancho Aid Family facing the worst hardship as a result of flooding. These funds will be used to provide food, clothing, and new bedding.
- $10 can buy a bucket with rice and beans
- $20 can buy a pair of shoes
- $50 can buy a simple mattress
- $150 can buy a child's bed
Can you help? If you would like to contribute in support of these efforts, donate here, or send a check (note: “Flood Relief”) to:
Olancho Aid Foundation
PO Box 15
Rockland, MA 02370