At right: Xela AID provided critical assistance to victims of flooding caused by Hurricane Stan. See additional photos below, as well as accompanying photo gallery.
The hurricane that struck Guatemala in October, 2005 turned the countryside to mud. Landslides closed roads like the road to San Martín and nearby communities where Xela AID is currently focused. It is estimated that 10,000 in the San Martín area were affected.
During disasters, Xela AID’s June Russel-Glennon Clinic serves as a base of disaster operations. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, during the October 2005, Xela AID was able to provide blankets, food stuffs, cooking implements and toiletries to those in the San Martín Chiquito community who lost their homes.
The organization stands ready to assist during future disasters, and through proper landscaping and the installation of drains has done its part of prevent flooding near the Clinic.
PHOTO GALLERY - Hurricane Stan devastation and Xela AID Relief efforts