Guatemala Volcano Recovery

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Raised by 350 people in 3 months
Dear friends and family,

Our neighboring communities of Alotenango, Rodeo and San Miguel los Lotes experienced large scale damage and casualties when Volcano Fuego erupted yesterday.  There are a number of terrific groups leading the emergency response efforts.  The country has really come together in effort to help.  The Impact Hub Antigua has been serving as a donation drop off point and center for coordination among numerous relief organizations. 

The focus so far for those in the communities has been to survive disaster and account for loved ones.  But it is clear that the rebuilding efforts will require a monumental effort.  The Impact Hub Antigua community is collecting donations to lend support toward the work of rebuilding schools, houses and basic infrastructure.  We will assess the areas of greatest need once the emergency response efforts and direct 100% of the donated funds into the rebuilding efforts along with hands-on labor from our members that are all eager to help.

Queridos amigos y familia. 

Nuestras comunidades vecinas de Alotenango, Rodeo y San Miguel  sufrieron daños a gran escala  y  se reportaron víctimas con la erupción volcánica del volcán Fuego . Hay una serie de grupos  que lideran los esfuerzos de rescate y respuesta de emergencia. El país realmente se ha unido para ayudar. Impact Hub Antigua ha estado sirviendo como centro de acopio y  de coordinación entre numerosas organizaciones de socorro.

El enfoque hasta ahora  en las comunidades ha sido sobrevivir al desastre y buscar a sus seres queridos. Pero está claro que los esfuerzos de reconstrucción requerirán del apoyo de todo el país . La comunidad de Impact Hub Antigua está recolectando donaciones para apoyar en el trabajo de reconstrucción de escuelas, viviendas e infraestructura básica. Evaluaremos las áreas de mayor necesidad una vez que se realicen los esfuerzos de respuesta a emergencias y destinaremos el 100% de los fondos donados a los esfuerzos de reconstrucción junto con la mano de obra de nuestros miembros que están ansiosos de ayudar.
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Hello friends and family,

We are less than $500 away from our goal of $30,000! Although the news surrounding the eruption has slowed down, those who were most impacted are still facing the challenges of moving forward from this devastating event. Since the eruption, we have been having conversations surrounding the best way to distribute the funds that all of you helped us raise, and we have started to narrow down opportunities to move forward with.

Although this has been a long process, we are focusing in on how to best support these communities, and will update you all as soon as we have our next steps planned out. We are so incredibly grateful for all of the support we have seen thus far, and hope that we can continue to spread the word about the challenges faced by those impacted, and how we can provide support.

Thank you all!
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Hello all,

Another update for all of you amazing folks who have contributed as we just passed $25,000 raised from over 300 people in various communities around the world.
We are starting to study the situation with several partners with ground presence to determine where to apply these funds. We have already received some proposals from Habitat for Humanity and Techo regarding potential collaboration on building low income housing. But we are continuing to evaluate options before moving forward.

Please help us keep this momentum going as we are almost to our goal of $30,000 which will go directly to rebuilding for the communities who need it most. We so greatly appreciate all of your support in donating and sharing, and look forward to seeing how far we can go!
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Hello all,

We wanted to give another update on things here in Guatemala. Volcan de Fuego once again threatens immediate relief work with volcanic activity as many are still searching for loved ones. San Miguel los Lotes, one of the communities impacted by the eruption was recently deemed uninhabitable, with other communities in close proximity potentially having the same fate. This news amplifies the need of funding long-term infrastructure support for those impacted.

Thanks to all of you, we have almost reached our second fundraising goal, and are planning on keeping this momentum going, increasing our goal to $30,000 so we can further support the rebuilding efforts. Conversations are starting in terms of how these funds can be distributed to have the biggest impact, however there is still much immediate relief work to be done. In the meantime, Antigua Hub members continue to offer incredible support to the immediate relief efforts.

We are once again so incredibly appreciative of all of the love and support we have received in our fundraising efforts, and thank everyone for contributing and getting the word out!
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Hello Everyone,

As we surpass our original goal, we are so incredibly grateful of all the support that everyone has provided in donating and getting the word out for the rebuilding efforts! There is still much immediate relief work to be done for those most impacted by this event, and the Hub community continues to provide aid, both on the front line and behind the scenes.
We have decided to increase our goal to $20,000 as we know there will be much rebuilding to be done once the initial work comes to a close. We hope that the word continues to spread, and that we can further prepare to direct 100% of our fundraising efforts to rebuilding the biggest needs of those who lost so much.

More updates to come!
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$29,856 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 350 people in 3 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Pomona Impact Foundation
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