Support Disaster Relief in Guatemala
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By Greg Szymanski, JD
June 22, 2010
Save Lake Atitlan Mission, a non profit raising awareness and funds for the plight of poverty in Guatemala, is asking for your support in disaster relief in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Agatha.
Local residents from many of the 12 neighboring lakeside villages have sent emails directly to our Mission, asking to spread the word that help is needed. Donations can be sent by going to www.savelakeatitlan.com
Recently, local resident Bill Muirhead from Illinois, reported the “situation in the Lake Atitlan region was serious.” He asked Save Lake Atitlan Mission to help in drawing attention around the world regarding Agatha’s death blow, causing numerous death and property destruction around the ancient sacred lake of the Mayans.
“I was in Santa Catarina (3 dead), San Antonio (22, I think, dead), and San Lucas (10) the day following the disaster,” reported Muirhead last week. “I went to finca Pampojila, where I saw two bodies dug up, to Colonia la Esperanza, where six were interred, and to all of the affected colonias of San Lucas.