[HCCN] fw: Help for El Salvador
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Subject: [Cispes-Alert] Hurricane leaves 130 dead in El Salvador,
thousands without homes: Help us raise $2000 by Friday!
From: "Alexis Stoumbelis, CISPES" <cis... at cispes.org>
Date: Tue, November 10, 2009 5:07 pm
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EL SALVADOR DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE IDA
Help us raise $2000 by Friday!
November 10, 2009
Dear Friend in Solidarity,
Hurricane Ida hit El Salvador on Saturday, devastating the country,
especially the capital of San Salvador and the departments of San
and Cuscatlï¿½n. Though 13,000 families were evacuated, there are
deaths reported as a result of landslides and massive flooding. Over 250
homes have been completely destroyed and another 1800 damaged.
Rescue teams are removing tons of mud, rubble and trees in search of
people who are still missing, most from the community of Verapaz. Rescue
workers are reporting a lack of equipment and trained rescue dogs,
their ability to rescue people who may still be trapped.
We want to raise $2000 by Friday for disaster relief: please make a
tax-deductible donation today!
There are some very powerful videos on line (
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKKivq0cffk&feature=related> El Faro,
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuAkmpWyZzM&feature=related> CNN en
and <http://www.elsalvador.com/mwedh/media/default.asp> El Diario de
Many in El Salvador point out that the devastation caused by natural
disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes is so far reaching in part
decades of neglectful mismanagement of emergency response and lack of
appropriate infrastructure development. The level of destruction is
exacerbated by the dire economic situation that forces people to live in
precarious conditions; in tin shacks, in marginalized communities, at
edge of rivers, and next to cliffs.
President Mauricio Funes pointed to the loss of life and widespread
as an ï¿½expressionï¿½ of the countryï¿½s ï¿½vulnerabilityï¿½ to
natural disaster, and
demonstrated a commitment to a new course for the country. The president
declared a state of emergency and the Legislative Assembly acted
provide $150 million in emergency relief, including for farmers whose
have been washed away. ï¿½This time, the government will not leave
to suffer aloneï¿½ We have to overcome this tragedy,ï¿½ said the
President Funes has called on the international community to support the
rescue and disaster relief efforts; Brazil and Guatemala have been
to respond, followed by Cuba, Japan, Panama, and Venezuela, as well
EU and the United Nations.
Hugo Martinez, Minster of Foreign Relations, stated, ï¿½The
are not alone, we have had the voice of solidarity from various
the world ï¿½ and this help will be immediately channeled.ï¿½
Will you help the U.S. solidarity movement be next
international community to respond?
Please make a
people-to-people donation today. The CISPES Education Fund (a 501(c)3,
tax-deductible organization) is collecting financial donations to
community organizations in San Vicente and Cuscatlï¿½n that are
local rescue efforts.
Our goal is to raise $2000 by Friday. We are trying to move quickly
get as many people to safety as possible and show the people of El
that we are with them. Please consider
a donation today, and asking your workplace, family, church or community
organization to do the same. Please be sure to type Hurricane Relief
comments field. Mil gracias.
CISPES Executive Director
(photos: Reuters/Juan Carlos and La Sexta Notica)
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