Last week a Category 4 Hurricane devastated many countries in Central America. This hurricane then weakened into a slow-moving tropical storm that dumped several feet of water in this region causing unprecedented flooding.
Several mudslides were triggered in Guatemala affecting the agricultural regions of Huehuetenango where Mentors International has several operations.
San Pedro Sula in Honduras experienced great flooding. This flooding has impacted many of the families that we serve. Flood levels rose to the first story roofs causing thousands of families to lose everything.
We are in constant contact with our country directors. They are assessing the situation and identifying affected families. We are talking with local government and church leaders to determine where the greatest needs are.
As part of our Service Currency, we are sending out the call to all of our students and mentees. They are eager and ready to serve and help their communities rebuild after this natural disaster.
Once the floodwaters have receded and specific service projects have been identified we will be ready and present.
Mentors International will help with the short-term immediate relief, and we will be there for the long-term with rebuilding businesses and economies.
You can donate to this relief effort at https://mentorsinternational.org/donation-page/
We will keep you updated as relief efforts and service projects come to fruition.
“We are expecting some tough times ahead for our country, but we are a strong people. Thank you to everyone that is supporting us in our time of need.”
Otoniel Manley, Honduras Country Director
Answering the Call to Serve
Heidi, Allan, and Ruben serve their communities as teachers and mentors for Mentors International in Honduras. They lost everything in the recent flooding. Today three teams of volunteers answered the call to SERVE and GIVE BACK to their MENTORS.