On Sunday, June 4, Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego (“Volcano of Fire”) suddenly erupted causing deadly pyroclastic flows which has killed many, injured countless others and caused the evacuation of thousands. The death toll is sure to rise in the coming days. The volcano is located about 25 miles from Guatemala City and is one of Central America’s most active volcanoes. Sunday’s 16-hour long eruption was the most violent in more than a century.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Council of churches will be doing all that they can to assist and help during this crisis. Plans are to take food, milk, diapers and other supplies into nearby shelters for displaced victims. In addition, the doctors connected with the medical clinic will be visiting the shelters to offer much-needed medical care and medications. The Missions Ministry Team is forwarding initial funds to the Council from the World Emergency Fund. If you would like to help in this effort, please make your donations either online or by check.