The Fuego Volcano, located 27 miles southwest of Guatemala City, erupted on June 3, 2018. Initial reports indicate 75 people have died, around 50 people were injured, and almost 200 people are missing. These numbers are expected to rise. The health of 1.7 million people may be affected by ash inhalation and acid rain.

Mission & Service partner ACT Alliance, in part supported by contributions from The United Church of Canada, is responding on the ground. ACT Alliance is focused on food security, water, sanitation, health, nutrition, shelter, and psychosocial support.

Please pray for those affected by this emergency. We are also accepting donations. See below.

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Online via our secure donation page.

Phone: 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.

Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:

The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Guatemala" on the face of your cheque.

Note: As part of the United Church's Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.