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Help emergency relief support to victims of volcano eruption in Guatemala
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Last 3rd June Volcano de Fuego violently erupted in Guatemala, killing more than 70 people  and displacing thousands from their homes. At least 192 people are still missing and over 1,7 million people were affected by the volcano eruption in three central departments. In Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango y Escuintla states, 30 km. from the capital, many villages were destroyed, buried by lava, ashes and debris, and 3,000 were forced to evacuate, after loosing all their properties.

The Good Shepherd Sisters (GSS) in Guatemala have been serving the most vulnerable for years, in a country where this natural disaster aggravates extreme poverty and fragile livelihoods conditions of the local population. Strongly committed to their mission, the Sisters are aimed to respond to the immediate needs providing emergency disaster relief to 200 people in the next 6 months, living in the communities of Los Lotes y Candelaria, in the Alotenango municipality, in Sacatepéquez state, and in the communities of San José Calderas and other areas of San Pedro Yepocapa and Acatenango, in Chimaltenango state.

GSS intend to meet the most urgent needs of residents by providing emergency supplies, such as mattresses, blankets and pillows (people displaced must sleep on the floor), personal hygiene products, medicine and food, including milk for children.

The Sisters in Guatemala need help fund their relief and recovery efforts, that cost 27,700 USD, for the next 6 months. Together we can contribute to support the people affected by the devastating eruption and help them to rebuild their lives.

In this emergency relief activity the Sisters will be cooperating with the local parishes, following the call on of the Bishops in Guatemala inviting all the pastoral missions to help to overcome  the current situation by collaborating together to start immediate assistance programs for Guatemalan population.

 

Make a donation

- online by PayPal or credit card

- by bank transfer

Use the account details below

Recipient name: Fondazione Internazionale Buon Pastore ONLUS

USD Account: IBAN: IT 45 M 05696 03207 VARUS 0006805

Bank Name: Banca Popolare di Sondrio - Swift Code: POSOIT22

EURO account: IBAN: IT 36 D 05696 03207 000006805X22

Bank name: Banca Popolare di Sondrio -

BRANCH BIC SWIFT: POSOIT2106N

BRANCH: 096 – ROMA AG. 7 - MAIN BIC/SWIFT: POSOIT22

 

- by bank check (checks from US Banks only)

Mail a check to:

Good Shepherd Mission Development Corp.

7654 Natural Bridge Road,

St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4989

+1 (314) 381 3510

Sr. Mary Carolyn Mc Quaid - Director