The GOD’S CHILD Project on Frontlines in Duel Disasters Affecting more than 100,000 in Guatemala
06/02/2010

US headquarters of Guatemalan service organization is raising funds and awareness of the current state of disaster in Guatemala.

Online PR News – 02-June-2010 – – ANTIGUA, Guatemala – The eruption of Volcano Pacaya and the arrival of Tropical Storm Agatha struck a devastating blow in Guatemala. To date, 82 people are confirmed dead, more missing, 30,000 homeless and 111,000 affected.

The GOD’S CHILD Project, a widely-known international development organization, is on the front lines of rescue efforts in the most devastated areas of Guatemala. With over 100 volunteers and staff members, The GOD’S CHILD Project is providing medical care, food, clothing and shelter for those affected. The GOD’S CHILD Project is also mobilizing rescue efforts in areas cut off by landslides caused by Tropical Storm Agatha.

Destroyed bridges, washed out highways, collapsed buildings and the closing of the national airport has created a cocktail of disaster conditions and logistical difficulties in mobilizing much needed assistance.

The GOD’S CHILD Project is one of the largest service providers in Guatemala and its base of operations in Antigua is perfectly positioned to provide assistance to those most affected. It is working with mayors and community leaders to organize relief efforts.

Patrick Atkinson, Executive Director and Founder of The GOD’S CHILD Project, is managing efforts in the United States and scheduled to fly in to Guatemala as soon as the national airport re-opens.

Speaking of the need for financial and material assistance, he said, “We are not only facing a horrible disaster, but a lack of resources due to the material and financial assistance we provided to Haiti. We are rationing our supplies for the most needy and most affected victims, and sending out a call to action. We need your help and we need it now.”

Cash and in-kind donations are desperately needed if relief efforts can keep pace with the growing need for assistance. People and organizations wanting to join The GOD’S CHILD Project can respond to this call to action by contacting, Christopher Mathew, Assistant Executive Director. Interviews with volunteers on the ground and area mayors and community
leaders can be arranged by contacting Chris Mathew at The GOD’S CHILD Project’s Bismarck office, (701) 255-7956. We need your help to get this message out!

About The GOD’S CHILD Project: The GOD’S CHILD Project is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to “Breaking the chains of poverty through education and formation.” Since its founding by Patrick Atkinson in 1991, The GOD’S CHILD Project has grown into 12 distinct programs dedicated to creating sustainable and permanent change in the lives of the world’s poorest people. To volunteer with The GOD’S CHILD Project or to make a donation, call 701-255-7956 or visit www.GodsChild.org.

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