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Support for volcano victims

$3,996 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 14 days
Created June 4, 2018
Manos Abiertas Womens' clinic is located 4 miles from the center of the disaster. There is no easy access but we are committed to collecting what is most needed and make it reach the emergency shelters. Local supporters are bringing clothes, food, drinking water and basic hygiene products to our clinic, but there is a big need for medication and other medical supplies. The first few days, as we know from earlier desasters, everybody will be there to help. But then the news will pass and people will be left hanging. We want to make sure that doesn't happen so we are trying to set up this fund for continuous support for the victims. We will post updates on what we use the funds for that are raised.  30376240_15281563820_r.jpeg
We will be traveling to the shelters in the area over the next few days to make sure we don't inundate them with unnecessary things. Right now, besides medications we find masks are very important as the poisonous volcano ash is still in the air.
Please help us raise money to relieve the worst of this.
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Our next activity was to provide the local volunteer firefighters from Ciudad Vieja with spare parts or their rescue vehicle which had worn out. They are amazing people and we will keep helping them out. they are still working to rescue bodies though the search is officially called off.
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... I just noticed that the former updates disappeared for some reason, so I will redo them... we started out with using the donations from both campaigns for urgent medication the same week of the disaster. Here some pictures from preparing the meds ( meaning making the not resellable) and of the handing them over to the people working in the desaster zone and with the pepople in need.
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During the last days we have filled the need for fans for shelters in Escuintla, provided the Antigua firefighters with equipment and have identified several families in a private shelter in Ciudad Vieja who need cooking ware, clothing and beds. We are working to meet their needs as well.
Thursday and Friday two of the staff at Manos Abiertas joined in a day clinic in the villages of El Porvenir, yet another place cut off from civilization by the ash flow. The medical team saw 600 people that day! our midwives got to check out a lot of pregnant women and delivered prenatal vitamins and other needed medication. Have a look at the pictures below!
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https://www.facebook.com/edwin.vin.guzman.3582/posts/10156354817087207
New evacuations because of volcanic mud slides. This is not ending anytime soon and the need keeps getting greater, so I decides to raise the goal on this campaign again. We are by now identifying alternate options for the victims, since in the shelters they are being kept like prisoners. There are people offering semi permanent options but nothing is concrete as of now. Meanwhile, we keep supporting the local firefighters, both from Antigua and form Ciudad Vieja.
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$3,996 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 14 days
Created June 4, 2018
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