The Aerial Recovery Volunteer Corps has been in Honduras for the past 9 days and just closed out their first recon mission to the area. It’s been eye-opening to see the extent of the damage on the ground and how many people have been left with nothing. There is a long road ahead for the country, between rebuilding and revitalizing the nation and the economic repercussions that natural disasters bring. The most pressing issue remains providing shelter, fresh water, food and basic necessities for thousands who have been displaced. It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Eta first made landfall, and there are still hundreds of people who have not been reached and are still without any aid.
Over the course of the past week, our team has bravely provided critical relief and emergency aid to hundreds of people throughout San Pedro Sula and the surrounding communities, despite treacherous conditions and massive flooding making these efforts nearly impossible. The team was able to take a helicopter to gain access to areas not able to be reached by car or foot, due to the flooding, and miraculously located a community of people living near a river where the roads had washed away. They traveled by boat down the river to the town of Cuyamel, where 290 people were living in shelters – hoping and praying – someone would come to their rescue. The team distributed food, medicine, baby formula and more, to people who had everything wash away, going for weeks without emergency supplies.
“It was a powerful moment I will never forget – when I saw the video of our Volunteer Corps pull up to the bank of the river where hundreds of families greeted them with cries of happiness and joy that aid had finally reached them. THIS is why we do this. THIS is why Aerial Recovery Group exists. Helping people in their time of need, providing hope among hopelessness, spreading light despite darkness and helping nations come back stronger than before. While there is still so much more that needs to be done in Honduras, I’m thankful the volunteer team and our crew at Aerial Produced were able to be forces for good and help those in true need this Thanksgiving.” – Britnie Turner, founder & CEO of Aerial Recovery Group
To follow Aerial Recovery Group’s live recon mission and future missions to in Honduras, follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @aerialrecoverygroup or visit our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/AerialRecoveryGroup.
Join the Recovery! To Donate to the emergency aid & relief efforts through the organization’s 501(c)3 nonprofit Aerial Global Community visit www.aerialglobalcommunity.org/honduras.
100% of the funds donated go directly to the needs of the people affected. The Aerial Volunteer Corps hand delivers emergency aid to areas badly affected. If you feel led to donate, know 100% of your funds will be used to help people that have lost EVERYTHING.
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