On Sunday, June 3, the Volcán de Fuego erupted and has had catastrophic effects. We have been in touch with our partners, none of whom have been directly affected by the eruption. We’re saddened by the immense loss of life and displacement that this disaster has caused, and know that these impacts have been aggravated by deep structural racism and corruption in the country, conditions generated by centuries of colonization and U.S. intervention.
In this moment, we feel called to share the following opportunities to support those affected and encourage our supporters to contribute and share widely.
With heartfelt gratitude,
– The entire NISGUA staff and board
For direct aid donations to the Guatemala Red Cross, you can make a bank transfer using Swift/IBAN code GT03 BRRL 0101 0000 0030 3369 9352, Banrural account 3033699352.
Our partners at the Casa de Memoria (6a. avenida 1-73 zona 1) in Guatemala City are collecting donations: contact us for details on current needs.