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Mientras siguen los esfuerzos de recuperación, todavía persiste un impacto más profundo de la Agatha

Las calles principales del pueblo de San Miguel Escobar están ya limpias, miembros de la comunidad han empezado a trabajar de nuevo, y las clases han comenzado otra vez.  Cualquier persona pasando por el pueblo estará sorprendido escuchar que hace seis semanas, las calles estaban inundadas de agua, lodo, piedras, y otros desechos.  Todos los […]

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Children take action

After hearing about tropical storm Agatha, Lettie Thomas Hastings, who was adopted from Guatemala, wanted to do something for her home country. So the 8-year-old organized a benefit concert this June to raise money for affected families. The concert was a success, raising more than $200 for storm relief. Click here to see Lettie and […]

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Two weeks after Agatha, recovery efforts continue

Common Hope returned to regular operations on June 2 after a week of emergency relief mode, but people in the affected communities are still living the aftermath of tropical storm Agatha. Our social workers are continuing to assess individual family situations and determine the scale (severe to minor) of each family’s damage. Social workers remain the primary contact for families

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After the storm, through the eyes of children

by Mary Horan Gautschi, Development Manager at Common Hope … Mary was in Guatemala when tropical storm Agatha hit Guatemala, affecting many families affiliated with Common Hope. The following is a reflection she wrote after returning to Minnesota, about her experience visiting the community of San Pedro Las Huertas several days after the storm. That day, Common Hope’s relief efforts included activities led by staff psychologists […]

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