Relief efforts in Belize ongoing for Guatemala Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 June 2018 00:00

In view of the resultant tragedies from the recent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala, a group of private citizens have set up the Belize-Guatemala relief centers Country-wide. This is clearly a time to help our brothers and sister in need--in times of crisis.

Once the items have been gathered they will be classified starting at 9:00 a.m on Friday at the Marshalek Stadium in Benque Viejo,  where volunteers will also be needed. These items will then be transported with the assistance of the Consulate General of Guatemala in Benque and then handed to representatives from the Government of Peten across the border. These deposit centers are now being listed here.

Benque Viejo Town Council San Ignacio; Belize Adventure Trails Office, Burns Avenue; Contact: Nataly Moy at 824-2188 Belmopan, Scotiabank Contact: Carlos Silva at 623-0385 Belmopan; La Cabana Contact Lala Chacon at 604-7036; Dangriga, Scotiabank Contact Nykemah Kuylen at 635-7203; Placencia Contact Wendy’s Restaurant at 623-6414; Punta Gorda, PGTV Office Contact Analee Nicky Chuc at 671-4422; Toledo Contact Faith Outreach Christian Center, Jacintoville at 669-0405 or 674-2055; Belize City Atlantic Bank, Freetown Branch Contact Customer Service 223-4123 or 227-1225 on Albert Street; Caye Caulker, Atlantic Bank contact Customer Service at 226-0207; San Pedro, Jaguar Club Contact Alex James at 620-5241; Orange Walk, Scotiabank Contact Gilberto Magana at 610-5041; Corozal, Corozal Town Council on first street South, Corozal Town, 422-2072

The list of identified items toward the Guatemala relief are as follows: Canned foods; powdered milk; baby foods; purified water; diapers; hygiene supplies (toothpaste, tooth brushes, female pads etc.) medicines for burns and pain; bandages; gauze; blankets; jackets, footwear, clothing and cleaning supplies.

The donations are now being received in Belize until mid-day this Friday. Planners hope to get out the relief supplies out to Esquintla by next Monday or Tuesday.