Saturday, June 5, 2010

Notes from Ely on the Crisis

Our neighbors house.
Saving the Mayan Families rescue dogs and cats!

Thank you so much, all of you. Today we have sent a load of cooking oil, incaparina (a local fortified cereal), oatmeal, and more to the community of San Marcos, on the other side of the lake, where some have lost their lives. A group of local teachers have gone with your lovely donations of pencils, pens, crayons, books, and paper, to San Antonio, to the community center where displaced people are living. In San Antonio, an entire neighborhood was buried by a mudslide. The teachers there will be able to work with the traumatized children, who have dealt with so much insecurity and instability, so they can process what they've been through, express themselves, and start the emotional recovery process. As I speak, staff, our adventurous volunteer Zoe, and local volunteers as well, are distributing more clothes and shoes, and blankets to the community of Pixabaj, now that the road has opened up.

Best wishes,Ely

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