LOOK AT WHAT YOU DID. Thank you to everyone who shopped during the month of June and supported our Fuerza Guatemala fundraiser to bring relief to the victims of the Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala. Because of your incredible love, generosity, and compassion, we were able to donate $638.83 to @wings_guatemala , an NGO that has been providing health education and services in Guatemala since 2001.
WINGS has established 3 commitments for their role in the volcano recovery efforts that we believe in (these are copied from the WINGS website): 1. The building of showers for a new large-scale shelter in Escuintla that will serve as temporary housing for those who have been living in makeshift shelters. We feel that hygiene will be one of the top concerns as families move through this facility.
2. WINGS, along with several other organizations, is partnering with TECHO, an NGO working to provide short-term modular housing for families of the Los Lotes and El Rodeo communities whose homes were completely destroyed and whose communities have been deemed uninhabitable.
3. In the long-term, a new village will be established with families from the communities that are not able to rebuild. All infrastructure will be necessary - houses and schools are being donated by other generous entities. WINGS is committed to helping fund the construction of a health clinic that will eventually serve the new community.
To learn more about WINGS Guatemala, visit www.wingsguate.org. #fairtrade #handmade #ecofriendly #downtowntroyohio #homegrowngreat #fuerzaguatemala