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Dear Global friends, colleagues and friends of friends...
As many of you are already aware on Sunday, June 3rd Volcan de Fuego erupted in my home country of Guatemala. It is a devastating situation. Lives were lost in an instant, the death toll continues to rise and surviving victims are being assessed. El Rodeo Village, which is at the skirts of the volcano has been completely buried under the lava flow, other villages were hard hit as well. Guatemala is the land of volcanos and an eruption of this magnitude has not been witnessed in my lifetime. The effects are catastrophic in nature and the rains in the coming days will add to the devastation.
Your generosity is needed immediately.
Your donations will directly go to:1. Local Burn Centers to assist in medical needs.
2. Local shelter to provide food, clothing, and water.
3. Rebuilding (long term)
I was previously scheduled to fly to Guatemala on Tuesday, June 5. The only thing that will delay me getting down there is if the airport is not open. Today I am buying latex gloves, sterile bandages and basic burn victim needs to take with me tomorrow. I, Lucia Cottone, guarantee the delivery of funds raised. Proof of transfer and delivery of funds will be posted.
In advanced THANK YOU for your support. It indeed takes a global village