In the aftermath of the recent flooding in southern Honduras, information about our children and projects has slowly started to trickle in. But slowly is the key word.
It can be frustrating not to have more information, but the fact of the matter is that it will be some time before we have a clear picture of how much devastation there really is in Honduras.
Why is that? Because the flood waters haven’t receded yet.
Until the flood waters recede, people won’t know how much damage they’ve actually sustained. And as rain is forecast for the rest of the week, it will take some time for things to dry out.
Once they do though, people will leave the shelters that have been set up in the projects and return to their homes. That’s when we’ll start getting reports of just how many of our children have had significant damage or lost their homes to the flooding and we how can help them move forward.
In the meantime, we are helping our children and their families with their immediate needs- food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention. Our staff in Honduras have put together provision bags for over 150 families with the most need and distributed them. The bags include items such as flour, rice, beans, water, cooking oil, soap, toilet paper, and toothpaste and are filled to last a family of five for a week.
Our projects that were not affected in northern Honduras collected bags of clothing for those whose meager possessions were ruined. And local doctors did a medical brigade at each project to care for those with diseases caused by rains, such as skin rashes and stomach problems.
As we get more information from our staff in Honduras, we will update you on the situation there. If your sponsored child has been affected, we will contact you personally.
It is because of your gifts to the Children’s Crisis Fund that we can meet the immediate and long term needs of our children and their families in situations like this. Thank you so much!
Please continue to keep our children, their families, and our staff in your prayers as the flooding lingers for many of them!