FRAMINGHAM – Framingham residents with Guatemalan heritage are trying to fundraise to help those impacted by the volcano eruption in the Central American country.
“As you may know, a volcano erupted in Guatemala and impacted millions of lives. I’m exceptionally affected because I have Guatemalan heritage,” said Framingham High junior Andrea Ramirez. “Knowing that this devastated an area that was already in extreme poverty, it hurts me even more. I was wondering if you would be willing to share the GoFundMe page that is set up for disaster relief.”
There are about 99 people reported dead,and another 300 reported injured, and more than 3,000 people displaced by the Fuego Volcano near the city of Antigua that struck June 3rd in Guatemala.
“Funds from this campaign will be withdrawn from GoFundMe by Julia Sanchez, of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, through a bank in Canada to Guatemala, via the Cosami co-op / credit union , to a local branch of the MiCoope national co-op / credit union federation MiCoope has already started a national fundraising campaign to ensure that funds reach the people who need it,” stated the GoFundMe.
People are using the hashtags #VolcanDeFuego #TodosPorGuate and #PrayForGuatemala