UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018 12:41 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the Kilauea Volcano Eruption in Hawaii and the Fuego Volcano Eruption in Guatemala. Matthew 25: Ministries shipped a container of aid to each location filled with basic necessities such as personal care kits, paper products, laundry supplies, clothing, tarps and baby supplies.
“The destructive capabilities of these volcanoes is immense,” said M25M CEO Tim Mettey. “The lives of these people will be dramatically changed for years to come as a result of these eruptions. We need to do everything we can to help them during this frightening time, and to help them begin the process of starting their lives over. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by these disasters.”
Mount Kilauea began spewing lava on May 3. Kilauea has destroyed 700 homes and forced the evacuation of around 2,500 people. At Kilauea’s summit, explosions continue to shoot columns of ash into the sky, sometimes triggering earthquakes. Lava from the volcano also shoots deadly plumes containing tiny particles of volcanic glass. Officials say there’s no way to know when the Kilauea Volcano will stop erupting on the Big Island. The Hawaii container should depart Matthew 25 toward early next week.
The Fuego volcano erupted on June 3, triggering one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent Guatemalan history. At least 110 people are believed to have died and as many as 200 could be buried under the rubble of Fuego’s eruption. Matthew 25 shipped a container of relief to Guatemala on Wednesday, June 13.Return to Disaster Relief