Through the end of October and the beginning of November 2020, the Miskito Coast was hit head-on by two back to back hurricanes, Eta and Iota. Many of the villages in surrounding areas were hit hard by the winds and flooding, with homes left ripped apart and crops depended on by thousands of families for the year ahead washed away.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, Reach Out Honduras has been able to respond quickly to urgent needs in the area, with relief efforts headed up by the amazing Profa Jienni, our Director Eustaquio, and Facilities Manager Melvin.
Our team has been focused on providing food and repairing roof damage for families locally as well as partnering with Pastor Bertín Contreras, the father of one of our students, to support food distribution efforts out in the villages through his local Assemblies of God church body.
2020 brought some extremely difficult circumstances for many of our students and their families. For one of our incoming 8th graders, a series of family health crises had left him home alone to care for his younger siblings around the time that the hurricanes hit.
We have been able to supply food and make home repairs for him and others in similar situations thanks to all of your support!
We truly have the best team. Thank you to our amazing staff for working so diligently to make sure all our students and their families are taken care of, and to our community for your thoughts, prayers, time, and generosity in making it all possible.
Whatever comes our way in 2021, we are ready to face it head on together!