The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.
Latter-day Saint Charities and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are helping those affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. They delivered thousands of emergency supplies and over 120 tons of food to help Central Americans recover from the catastrophic trail of destruction the storm left in its wake after hitting eastern Nicaragua on November 3, 2020.
The deadly Category 4 storm, the third most intense November Atlantic hurricane on record, hit several countries, including Nicaragua and Honduras.
Although the 150 mph (240 km/h) storm impacted tens of thousands of Central America’s residents, it failed to deter the Church’s official humanitarian organization and local Church members from extending a helping hand to hurricane survivors in need.
In collaboration with local community and government leaders, Latter-day Saints Charities gathered, transported and distributed the vital humanitarian relief.
“Our unique position of strength is access to thousands of local member volunteers within these impacted communities,” said Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities. “Disaster-relief supplies and funding may come through Latter-day Saint Charities, but that assistance is enabled by the generosity of our members and distributed by member volunteers living in these communities. We’re so grateful for the critical help they’ve given to serve their communities.”
Thousands of donated items, made possible primarily through the generous contributions of Latter-day Saints, included 120 tons of food, water, face masks, blankets and mattresses.
To read the full article, CLICK HERE.