Emergency: Hurricane ETA & IOTA Devastating NicaraguaDonate Now
Update: Hurricane Iota came to shore November 17th as a category 4 hurricane, tearing across an already battered and devastated Nicaragua. This has been a year like no other causing lasting destruction that will be felt for years to come.
Our partners in Nicaragua are in urgent need following the devastating effects Hurricane Eta and now Iota.
Eta made landfall on November 3rd as a Category 4 Hurricane, bringing torrential rains and winds of 140mph. that washed out roads, bridges, and sweeping away homes, livestock and crops. In one video we were sent, the Gonzalez family just cried out as all of their belongings and livestock were suddenly washed away in seconds.
You can see part of that horrifying scene in the still images below. Maria Gonzales along with her husband and five children lost everything. She said, “I don’t know what we are going to do, my husband has not been well and can’t work, we even lost our chickens for eggs.” We are always very grateful for the generous support you have shown partnering with Speroway and we cannot do the work without you, so I am asking if you would consider a special gift to help get food and shelter to families like the Gonzalez family.
Please consider an emergency gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will be multiplied 5x by food suppliers.
It took just 24 seconds for this family to lose everything they had.
Currently with our partners we are delivering much needed food. We know they will need food not only in the coming days but in the coming weeks and months, especially where the crops were badly damaged.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has suffered greatly over the past few years.
This year marks the third straight year of a significant economic downturn and the global pandemic of Covid 19 has made things even worse. The last thing the children and families of Nicaragua needed was a hurricane of this magnitude.
Nicaragua is a key partner country for Speroway and our food programs there were running low on support even before the hurricane hit. When Hurricane Eta becomes just another storm that fades from our memory, the damage will continue to be felt by the families who have lost homes, belongings and crops. Please consider a special emergency gift that will help us provide food for the coming weeks and months for children and families in Nicaragua.