Volcano Pacaya has erupted a whole lot of devastation onto Guatemala, and some serious relief aid is needed.
According to The Expeditioner, “The eruption of Volcano Pacaya and the arrival of Tropical Storm Agatha struck a devastating blow in Guatemala. To date, 94 people are confirmed dead, more missing, 30,000 homeless and 111,000 affected.”
The problem is many relief organizations have exhausted their supplies to help Haiti, and are now finding themselves in quite a pickle.
If you want to help out, please consider donating to The GOD’S CHILD Project, an international development organization aiding rescue efforts in the most devastated areas of Guatemala (there’s no religious connotations in the name, in case you were curious).
I was chatting with Luke Armstrong (a member of the organization) about this whole ordeal earlier, and we both agreed that the disaster doesn’t seem to be getting the media attention normally reserved for such events. Either people are sick hearing about the world’s chaos (which seems to have escalated by ten-fold lately), or their attention is diverted elsewhere.
In fact, I barely knew much about it. And then I found this absolutely, insanely terrifying image of the sinkhole in Guatemala City. The story just gets worse from there.