Non-profit organization works to send relief to Honduras
Florida nonprofit prepares to send third shipment of goods to help hundreds of children in Honduras
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- Boricuas de Corazon, a Tampa-area nonprofit, is preparing an expedition to help children in Honduras
- The group plans to send 40,000 pounds of supplies, including 15,000 pounds of food
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Boricuas de Corazon President Linda Perez said 40,000 pounds of supplies, including 15,000 pounds of food, would go to help Honduran children who are now living in shelters after their homes were destroyed by hurricanes Eta and Iota.
“Most of the kids have lost everything right now. We have a lot of nonprofits that are trying to make this effort that we are making, including Orlando, Tampa, Miami, all of Florida is involved, ”Perez said.
“I saw so much devastation last year from hurricanes,” said Hogares Crea President Anna Melissa Paz. “My non-profit organization has worked hard to try to help rebuild homes, but many families here are still homeless. “
The non-profit organization in Paz in Honduras will receive the goods to distribute to children aged two months to 17 years.
“It’s always a challenge to get people to donate,” Paz said. “We work so hard to help these children and we always feel blessed when people give back.”
Paz said they wanted to get relief as soon as possible during the hurricane season.
“We are afraid of what will happen if another hurricane hits us,” Paz said. “A lot of infrastructure cannot support it, so there will be a lot of flooding. When it happens here people lose everything.
July 15th is the last day to donate at Boricuas de Corazon’s office at 1291 Kingsway Road in Brandon, Florida.
The goods are expected to arrive in Honduras at the end of the month.