Advisory: Earthquake Hits Guatemala - July 2014

Advisory: Earthquake Hits Guatemala - July 2014

  |   Posted: July 16, 2014   |   Updated: July 28, 2014

UPDATE: July 28, 2014 - Our Guatemala office has determined that the homes of 31 additional children in six more child development centers were damaged or destroyed as a result of the earthquake which struck near Chiapas, Mexico earlier in the month. The affected children attend GU-436, GU-437, GU-473, GU-921, GU-933 and GU-966.

Our local church partners are evaluating how best to help the families.

Compassion Guatemala will provide updates as more information becomes available.

Please pray for the families and communities affected by the earthquake. Please pray for the Lord’s protection and care of our beneficiaries in southwestern Guatemala.

July 16, 2014 - Recently a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico which also affected Guatemala.

The homes of 55 children from GU-440, GU-929, GU-953, GU-983, and GU-990 were damaged or destroyed, and some of the classrooms at GU-990 were damaged.

The caregiver of one child was injured and received medical treatment.