Christians rush hurricane aid to Florida, the Caribbean and Central America

By November 3, 2005

International (MNN) — Food for the Poor, the largest relief organization normally operating in the Caribbean and Central America, is providing assistance to the victims
of Hurricanes Wilma, Alpha and Beta. Wind damage and flooding from these hurricanes have left multitudes of poor homeless and hungry in Florida, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Honduras.

For its international efforts, the charity is shipping over 2 million pounds of canned food, water, roofing materials and other emergency supplies. Containers of food, medicine and medical supplies have been sent to the affected countries, and the warehouses have been opened for full distribution during this time of crisis. Food, clothing, hygiene and medical supplies are being directed to those areas hardest hit by the flooding.

In South Florida, Food For The Poor has provided over 20 truckloads of food and water to the Hurricane Wilma victims. This aid is being distributed through Farm Share, which serves as the vital link providing for the distribution of donated food to needy people.

Hurricane Wilma also caused tremendous destruction at Food For The Poor’s offices in Deerfield Beach. Despite the damage to the offices, the staff has set up temporary facilities in the undamaged areas of the complex and is continuing to assist the people in those less fortunate countries who rely on the shipments coming from the United States.

Donations may be sent to Food For The Poor, 550 S.W. 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, or given via the website, http://www.foodforthepoor.org, or by phone 800-487-1158.

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