Earlier this week, the Honduran newspaper La Prensa reported that at least 57 Hondurans died and some 200,000 families were affected by the storm. And yesterday, COPECO, the agency that coordinates disaster relief efforts in the country, issued an indefinite red alert in anticipation of a new disturbance forming in the Caribbean.
Nonprofits, businesses, and other groups are now organizing relief efforts for Central America. The City of Miami and the Consulate of Honduras in Miami are collecting nonperishable foods, cleaning supplies, clothes, and personal hygiene items for the people of Honduras.
Personal protective equipment, like masks and gloves, are also needed. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 risk in Honduras is high. The country reports more than 100,000 positive cases and nearly 2,800 deaths.
After Hurricane Eta landfall in Honduras, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced.— Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) November 10, 2020
In an effort to support the people of Honduras, the @cityofmiami is partnering with their Consulate to bring relief supplies directly to those in need. pic.twitter.com/L9aUmFrYRY
Donations for Honduras can be dropped off at any of the following City of Miami fire stations:
- Station 2 — 1901 North Miami Ave. in Edgewater
- Station 4 — 1111 SW 2nd Ave. in Brickell
- Station 5 — 1200 NW 20th St. in Allapattah
- Station 6 — 701 NW 36th St. in Allapattah
- Station 7 — 314 Beacom Blvd. in Little Havana
The company recently sent a shipment of supplies to Honduras and is preparing for another shipment next Friday, November 20. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, November 19. Items can be dropped off at 1636 NW 82nd Ave. in Doral from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For questions, call 305-328-5038.
Food for the Poor, an international relief organization based in Coconut Creek, is sending humanitarian aid to Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. Anyone who would like to donate money to relief efforts can donate here.