TROPICAL STORM AMANDA
El Salvador declares state of emergency amidst floods and landslides caused by tropical storm Amanda
El Salvador is in a state of emergency as a result of tropical storm Amanda which battered the country on Sunday, May 31st.
Images and videos related to tropical storm Amanda are being used with permission of El Diario de Hoy
There are devastating floods and landslides which have made many flee from there homes while many are feared to have been trapped by the torrential rains. Nine people, including an 8 year old child have been reported dead thus far, and 900 homes have been destroyed or damaged.
Salvadorans have been in lockdown for more than two months now and many families have not been able to work. This natural catastrophe is aggravating the situation exponentially putting many at greater risk.
SAHF is raising funds to support efforts to provide non-perishable food, clothing, hygiene products, baby products, blankets and cots for the thousands who are displaced from their homes and are being sheltered at different centers in El Salvador. Our sister foundation FUSAL in El Salvador will be receiving donations at their warehouse beginning Tuesday, June 2nd.
We ask for your solidarity in this time of dire need.
Donate by cell
You can text from your USA based cellular the word SALVADOR to 20222. Your cellular carrier will charge directly to you a $10 donation that will appear on your phone bill and be made available to SAHF or fill out the form below!