COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE

El Salvador is in dire need of emergency support. In the midst of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, El Salvador was hit by Tropical Storm Amanda. We are working to meet the emergency needs of those affected by the pandemic as well as victims of the storm. Keep up to date with the latest news and pictures by visiting our blog

COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, we are doing our best to serve our clients  and community here in El Salvador. Over the last two months we have served our community by offering them space to “shelter in place” in our temporary shelter. But now it is time to transition into the next phase of our emergency response.

The coronavirus has begun to spread extensively throughout El Salvador, so we have made the transition from one large shelter into separate living situations for our clients. We will continue to support our clients during this time, and we know that there is a long road ahead of us as El Salvador faces a major economic crisis. You can read more about this transition by visiting our blog.

 

Tropical Storm Amanda

On Sunday, May 31, 2020 El Salvador was hit hard by Tropical Storm Amanda in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread flooding and landslides have left 14 dead and hundreds displaced. As we respond to the pandemic, we are also working to meet the needs of storm victims.

We are collecting food, clothing, and other items from the list below to help serve those in need. In addition, we will need to make some repairs to our community center which sustained wind and rain damage in the storm. You can make a donation to Tropical Storm Amanda relief by following the links below.

 

Emergency Food Distribution

We also serve many clients that do have a place to live, but are still very vulnerable. The majority of them are unemployed, or they are working in the informal sector. This means that if they can’t work, they can’t eat. Because the quarantine has closed down markets and movement, our clients have not been able to purchase food and basic necessities. We are working to distribute emergency food to those who have needs during this time. We will also be distributing food and supplies to victims of Tropical Storm Amanda.

 

Get Involved

We are working on responding to the needs of Tropical Storm Amanda victims now, as well as covering the needs of our clients for the duration of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. We have several crucial needs to meet during this time to assure that those who are vulnerable are receiving the best possible care, and there are several ways that you can be involved.

You can donate right now from anywhere in the world to help us meet immediate needs in the following ways:

Donate in the U.S.

Donate in Canada

Donate via PayPal

Donate Bitcoin

For local friends here in El Salvador, we have the following needs for cleaning products and personal hygiene items:

Large trash bags, disinfectant cleaners and sprays, brooms, men’s boxers (sizes small, medium, and large), men’s short and pants (size medium), women’s underwear (sizes small, medium, and a few large), socks, face masks, towels, deodorant, toothpaste, razors, hand soap, laundry soap, dish soap, mops,  disposable cups, fans, backpacks

We also need non-perishable food items including: 

Water in single servings and gallons, soup packets, atol, oatmeal, rice, pasta, chicken bouillon, oil, milk, juices, coffee, pasta sauces, rice flour, sugar, cans of tuna, crackers, bread, beans, and eggs 

You can also donate financially via our local account at:

Banco Davivienda: 029510046988
Nombre: Mission To El Salvador
Tipo de cuenta: Corriente

Para Transferencias-
Titular: Danielle Snyder  (NIT: 9450-230779-101-7)
NIT: 9450-230909-101-2
Correo electrónico: info@missiontoelsalvador.com

Thank you for your support! 

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