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Fuego Volcano Victims #FuerzaGuate

$4,366 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 6 months
Created June 3, 2018
#WEARECHAPINES502
on behalf of Joel Pritchett
30356082_15280878390_r.jpegTODAY SOMETIME AROUND MIDMORNING ON OF THE 4 MOST ACTIVE VOLCANOS ERUPTED, FUEGO.  THERE ARE MORE THAN 25 PEOPLE DEAD ALREADY IN A NEAR BY VILLAGE ABOUT 10KMS FROM ANTIGUA GUATEMALA. PLEASE HELP WITH WHAT EVER YOU CAN EVERY BIT COUNTS - THIS WILL MAINLY BE FOR MEDICAL ASISTANCE AND RECOVERY FOR THOSE WHOM WERE INJURED. I TRUST THAT MY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD THAT HAVE BEEN TO THIS BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE WORLD WOULD UNDERSTAND!

UPDATES: 
 TZULES HAS TAKEN THE TIME TODAY IN GOING DOWN TO ESCUINTLA WITH SOME FRIENDS AND DONATIONS MADE BY THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF ANTIGUA, TO ANALIZE THE SITUATION AND TO SEE WHERE IN REALITY CAN THIS MONEY BE OF GREAT USE - WE DO KNOW THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS AT THE MOMENT ARE WATER AND MEDICATION MAINLY PEOPLE THAT ARE LOCATED IN HOSPITALS THAT HAVE LITTLE OR NO RESOURCE TO TAKE CARE OF THE VICTIMS INJURIES. UPON ARRIVING AT THE FIRST SHELTER SHE QUICKLY NOTICED THAT AWAY FROM THE SHELTERS THERE WHERE STILL MORE PEOPLE THAT HAD NOT LEFT THEIR HOMES (80+) BECAUSE THEY WERE AFFRAID PEOPLE WOULD STEAL THE LITTLE THEY HAVE LEFT - THE FIRST ASSISTANCE WENT TO THEM TODAY AND SHE HOPES TO RETURN TOMORROW WITH MORE AID AND RELIEF FOR THESE PEOPLE - SO FAR I WANT TO EXTEND MY GRATITUDE TO THOSE WHOM HAVE DONATED TO THIS CAUSE , DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY - AND AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THIS HELP IS GOING DIRECTLY TO THOSE SERIOUSLY IN NEED! THANKS AND WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!

Update June 6th: Thank you again to everyone that has donated and shared this campaign on their social media. Currently, a close friend of mine in Denver CO, Joel Pritchett will be wiring the donations received so far to my Guatemalan Bank account. From there myself and Tzules will be purchasing and bringing medical supplies, water, and other toiletries to donate to communities effected by the eruption.

For those of you wondering about the current situation in the communities effected here is a small update. Currently supplies are reaching pop up rescue shelters for the displaced survivors of the eruption. These locations are very necessary, but based upon mine and Tzules's relationships with community leaders in the area, we feel it is necessary to reach the survivors that are too poor or afraid to leave their homes for fear of what is left, being stolen or vandalized. Specifically we will be reaching the communities of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa and Yepocapa between the states of Escuintla and Chimaltenango.

Joel Pritchett will continue to work on keeping you guys updated along the way through the Gofundme campaign page and social media. If you are interested in following our progress you can follow us on social media here:

Ernesto-
Instagram: @travelust87
Facebook: facebook.com/vasco636

Tzules-
Instagram: @Tzules
Facebook: facebook.com/tzules.sunun

Joel 
Facebook: facebook.com/joel.pritchett88
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Some more pictures of yesterday!
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More photos of yesterday’s donation and feeding 400 people!
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Many people have been turned away or left the up albergas (shelters) due to issues between communities and the way they are being treated by the government.

After meeting with many of the community leaders in some of the effected areas around the volcano, we were asked to help feed people that are living in what is left of their communities. This week we went to the market in Antigua and purchased an enormous amount of food! After spending all night preparing a meal. We took our food to the communities along with numerous bags of masa preperada (corn meal- a local staple food).

With your help we were able to feed over 400 hungry locals! We also gave away all the bags masa preperada!!!

Thank you all so much for your donations. We will be updating with more information as we work with local community leaders to see that your donations make their way to those that need it the most.
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This past week I traveled to Antigua to help with the relief efforts. We met with the colunteer fire department (bomberos voluntarios)from Antigua Guatemala, one of the first rescue crews that went to the affected communities.

The volunteer firefighters asked for assistance in purchasing and replacing the front shocks and struts to one of their trucks and a complete set of new tires. Because of your generosity, we were able to purchase the parts needed and have them installed by a local mechanic. Tires have been ordered and will be arriving from the capital city any day!

Thank you all for your donations!
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$4,366 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 6 months
Created June 3, 2018
#WEARECHAPINES502
on behalf of Joel Pritchett
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