Archive for November, 2014

C.A.R.E. Assists During Drought, Dengue Outbreak

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

This fall, Central American Relief Efforts provided relief to communities affected by a severe drought by providing rice, beans, and other basic rations to several of the communities most severely affected by the drought.

Honduras has two seasons – the rainy season and the dry season. During the dry season, many families not only do not have food, they also do not have work, which compounds the struggle to feed their families.

This fall, we also provided medicine to the health department in the municipality of Marcovia when a severe dengue and chikungunya outbreak left 48% of the population suffering with these viruses.

Our partner communities were very appreciative of the assistance we were able to provide during these emergencies.

Thank you for supporting our programs!

2014 Correr for CARE 5k

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

This October, we held our second annual 5k run/walk, “Correr for CARE.” The event raised funds to build a school building for the children living in the community of Javier Sorriano near Choluteca City.

The children currently do not have a school building of their own, and they ┬áhave to cross a riverbed and walk over an hour to the nearest school. We thank our event sponsors (see the full list of sponsors at our event page), event volunteers (shout out to Elizabethtown college!), participants, and donors who made this event a success. You’ve helped us get a great start on making this project a reality for this community!

Stay tuned for updates on our 2015 event.

2014 Party with CARE

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

This year’s Party with CARE event was held at a new venue, LancasterHistory.Org’s facilities, which was a great space for our pre-party cocktail hour and year-end informational meeting. This year we also auctioned off several art pieces donated to us by two five-year-old art students in Honduras. The event was a huge success!

Click here to view the video we showed at the meeting, highlighting our 2014 accomplishments!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the event. We appreciate your continued support of the work we are doing in Honduras.