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Hurricane Iota ripped through Nicaragua on its way to Honduras after making landfall with sustained winds of 155 mph, hitting nearly 15 miles from where Hurricane Eta did just days ago. Both of these hurricanes have been record-breaking , with...

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Hurricane Iota ripped through Nicaragua on its way to Honduras after making landfall with sustained winds of 155 mph, hitting nearly 15 miles from where Hurricane Eta did just days ago. Both of these hurricanes have been record-breaking , with Iota being the strongest of the 2020 hurricane season.

For Central American countries already struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic, these two storms are devastating.

You can help provide life-saving emergency relief items to families impacted by these catastrophic hurricanes.

“We are on the ground across Central America responding to this disaster. Rapid response teams are assessing need. We have pre- positioned materials ready for distribution, including food, clean water, mattresses, and blankets,” said Yvan Castro, Deputy Director of World Vision in Guatemala.

Iota, the first Category 5 hurricane to hit Latin America this year, is wreaking havoc with heavy rains, surge floods, landslides, and extreme waves in coastal areas. Over 2 million people, whose lives have already been shattered by the effects of COVID-19 and the massive destruction to homes, infrastructure, crops, and livelihoods caused by Hurricane Eta just 10 days ago, now face additional suffering due to the impact of Hurricane Iota.

You can help as we work to reach tens of thousands of people affected by Hurricane Eta and Hurricane Iota. Your gift will provide immediate support, such as:

  • Food
  • Emergency relief items
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Shelter kits

World Vision’s National Director of Honduras, Jorge Galeano, says, “We are readjusting our humanitarian aid and asking God for a miracle. Our population will not endure, physically, nor emotionally, more destruction.”

Our hearts break for the people of Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala in the face of this disaster and the health crisis our world has already endured this year.
Yet we have hope because we know that Christ is near to the brokenhearted, and through Him we can find peace that surpasses understanding. Thank you for your heart to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the most vulnerable.

For more information about our programs, please visit www.worldvision.org/philanthropy.

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At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.

The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.

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