Honduras, like most countries in the world, has been fighting covid since March of 2020. We've had lockdowns, massive temporary and permament layoffs. We've had curfews set. We've had restrictions put in place that restrict our going to stores. First it was once every 10 days, then once every 7 days then once every 5 days. That was hard enough.
Then on top of a terrible situation, a global pandemic in a poor country, hurricane Eta came and flodded several thousands of homes and business. People had to be rescued from rooftops and treetops. Some had to be rescued from temporary islands made in the middle of overflown rivers. Bridges failed, roads were washed. Property was lost. The usually damages on a hurricane. You can look for pictures of this on weather and news websites. There's plenty of documentation about this hurricane.
But wait, there's more. Some of the luckier evacuees were cleaning up and washing their still standing homes when we had a second alert! Now hurricane Iota was comming almost in the same path. This was unbeliavable. Two hurricanes in two weeks!!! We've never experienced that before.
Fortunately this time about half of those in danger were already out in shelters, unfortunately some levees had already given way during hurricane Eta. When hurricane Iota came, the flodding was less lethal but more extensive and more damaging to our infrastructure.
For the first hurricane we had massive relief efforts set in motions in those towns and cities that were unaffected. friendly countries donated supplies and equipment to help with the recovery. Now as we are just two days after the second hurricane and a week after the first one, there's not the same response from those that came around the first time to help.
It's understandable. Who thinks they would need to donate twice in fourteen days?? whatever was donate was donate the first time around.
We want to help our brothers and sisters in need. And at the same time help local business. We would locally purchase food and clothing from small mom and pop stores to give to people in need. This way the small shops get the cash influx and the needy get the help they require.
We are targeting people in need in the Valle de Sula area. We have a network of friends that will handle all the logisticts.
If you can please donate. If you can't please spread the word. The need is huge.