North Dakota-based international charity leads the way in relief efforts after duel disasters in Guatemala.
Online PR News – 03-June-2010 – – ANTIGUA, Guatemala – The eruption of Volcano Pacaya and the arrival of Tropical Storm Agatha struck a devastating blow in Guatemala. To date, 156 people are confirmed dead, more missing, 76,000 homeless and hundreds of thousands affected.
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. “There was a moment when I was scared. I was carrying a 2-month-old baby and the current bent my knee ... All I could think was I didn’t want to drop this baby in the mud,” said Victor Garrido, the ServiceTeam Coordinator in Guatemala.
“We are still sending service teams on their planned trips and looking for additional volunteers, their help is needed more than ever,” said US service director Kim Kuhlman. Volunteers are working around the clock before the volcanic mud hardens and becomes like cement. The GOD’S CHILD Project is planning to send a shipping container of clothing and supplies in the following weeks.
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 Guatemala relief.
Patrick Atkinson, Executive Director and Founder of The GOD’S CHILD Project has arrived in Guatemala and 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.”
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.