In the past three weeks, Hurricanes Eta and Iota landed a double blow on Central American countries.
Hurricane Eta made landfall on Nov. 3 in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm. Just 13 days later, a second Category 4 storm named Hurricane Iota followed Eta. Now, resultant landslides, flooding and power outages have left hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans, Guatemalans and Hondurans displaced.
Gonzalo Chavez, consulate general of Honduras, says the situation is dire.
“People are left without anything – no housing, no food, no clothing, anything. So we’re making a plea for help for the people because the disaster is apocalyptical,” he said.
Local community organization Rincon Family Services is hosting a hurricane relief donation event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Monday at 3710 N. Kedzie Ave. They are also seeking volunteers for the event. For more information on how to contribute or volunteer, call 773-340-8584 or visit the Consulado General De Honduras Chicago Facebook page.
Monetary contributions are being accepted via GoFundMe.