Emergency Food and Medical Relief

Feeding hungry people and providing medical care during this world crisis

No matter where you are in this world, try to find ways to help your neighbor, especially if you are blessed with sufficient food and relative health.

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Donation Total: $50.00

Monetary Donations will support:

Food Relief

  • Food essentials like corn, beans, rice that can be purchased in large quantities at a discount and then portioned in family-size amounts
  • Food staples with a longer shelf life for families that might be facing quarantine for longer durations
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables from our community gardens or from the local markets, especially those that are high in potassium
  • Transportation costs of picking up and distributing food donations from Global Community Outreach and food purchases as well

Medicines, Vitamins and At-Home Covid Care

  • Mucinex
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin B complex, C and D
  • Omega-3
  • Acetaminophen / Aspirin
  • Disinfectants and Sanitizers
  • Face masks

Medical Supplies in support of Health Clinics

  • Medicines and Supplies for Distribution “at-home”
  • KN-95 face masks / shields
  • Disposable gloves
  • Oximeters
  • Thermometers
  • Hand gel, soap and disinfectant wipes
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Oxygen tanks and nebulizers

In 2020, we set lofty goals to make an impact in Guatemala, providing food relief, medicines, PPE, cleaning and sanitizing products, etc.  And we made a huge difference, with thanks to you!  Unfortunately, within the last few weeks the 2nd wave of Covid has resulted in even greater needs in Guatemala.  Hospitals are packed to the gills and patients are being turned away.  Health clinics have run out of medicine.  People are being told to recuperate (or die) at home but there are a lack of funds for medicines to distribute.  People are sick and unable to work, and therefore entire families are hungry.

Fortunately, Guatemala Service Projects has recently been approved to receive nutritional rice donations from Global Community Outreach which will serve 100 families.  We are so relieved and thankful, as it could not have come at a better time.  We are also near completion of construction of a health clinic in the poorest of communities we serve.  But, the needs are pressing, and thousands of families could benefit!  We need your help.

The need is far from satisfied.  This page will remain “up” until food relief is no longer the primary concern in Guatemala.  Please continue to give!

The people of Guatemala are suffering terribly.

As I knew would be the case, we have been approached by many of the communities we support!  The government of Guatemala has declared a state of calamity and tried to enforce curfews, limited transportation, instituted social distancing, closed schools, cancelled all events where people would gather, and have issued the simple command to stay at home.  Many have lost jobs and have no way of supporting their families.

Anyone that has traveled there knows how much the people rely on the hospitality industry and tourism.  Most people are day-laborers, and work is very hard to get.  Even basic needs, which were difficult to satisfy before, are now even a greater hardship.

Would you please join me in donating so that we can provide as much assistance as possible?

The funds are being sent to Iris Santander at the Backyard School, Pastor Jacob at Nuevo Revo, José Miguel and Maritza in Santiago Atitlán, Dina Salpor in Jucanya and Diego Xirúm to support the additional communities we serve in the Quiché department within the municipality of Chichicastenango.  We are also raising funds to assist health clinics in Panajachel and Chupol with the acquisition of medicines and equipment they need to extend medical help to those in need.

Iris explains:  I can buy beans, sugar and rice per quintal and be able to give a little to each family, taking all the necessary precautions during delivery.  Iris’ son, Jefferson, distributes a #HOPEBOX to families suffering from Covid that contains food and medicines.

Diego suggests:  I will deliver requested healthcare items to CAP Chupol so that there are medicines to distribute at no cost to the families in need to help them deal with the symptoms of Covid and recuperate at home.  I will also purchase and distribute food to families that are under quarantine, using safe methods to protect myself and those that are helping me with my mission.