Promise to the Ambassador of Honduras to Korea the provision of relief supplies worth 30,000 USD for hurricane victims

Thirty hurricanes swept through Central America in 2020, leaving massive human and material damage. Among them, Eta and Iota hurricanes, which landed in early and mid-November 2020, had the strongest devastating forces. Floods and landslides occurred in various places, resulting in numerous casualties and victims with Honduras in the thick of them.

After hearing the sad news, Intl. WeLoveU Foundation started providing support without delay. On November 10, 2020, WeLoveU visited the Embassy of Honduras in Korea and discussed disaster relief to help the people overcome the hurricane damage. In addition, through the Permanent Contingency Commission [COPECO] of Honduras, WeLoveU decided to rush the ongoing support for COVID-19, come up with specific measures for hurricane damage, and then provide additional support. First, on December 8, 2020, WeLoveU installed 15 portable shower booths designed to facilitate prevention of COVID-19 in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.

More than half a year later on July 14, 2021, the relief supplies donation ceremony for hurricane victims in Honduras was held at the WeLoveU headquarters in Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. of Korea. Honorary Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah, WeLoveU board members, and H.E. Virgilio Paredes Trapero the Ambassador of Honduras to Korea attended the event.

Honorary Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah encouraged the Ambassador of Honduras to Korea, saying, “The situation with COVID-19 is serious, and unfortunately on top of that, there have been damages from hurricanes. We have looked in detail at the status of recovery from hurricanes and what is most urgent for the victims. We must help one another in times of trouble and difficulty. We will help you to the best of our ability.”

H.E. Ambassador Virgilio Paredes Trapero said, “Thank you for the support of the WeLoveU Foundation,” explaining the situation of the victims living in temporary shelters and schools due to floods and the poor educational environment of children in poverty. He added, “The government and people of Honduras have come to know the love of a mother for the world,” and he expressed his will to constantly work with the WeLoveU.

On this day, Honorary Chairwoman Zahng promised the ambassador to provide relief supplies worth 30,000 USD to help the victims.

Provide disaster relief for 250 households of flood victims through the Coalition of Municipalities of the South of Honduras [NASMAR]

After the ceremony, the WeLoveU headquarters diligently prepared relief supplies to help the hurricane victims in Honduras. Meanwhile, it received a call from the Embassy of Honduras in Korea saying that they would appreciate if WeLoveU could provide disaster relief for flood victims in flood-prone areas of Honduras through the headquarters of the Coalition of Municipalities of the South of Honduras [NASMAR].

The WeLoveU headquarters contacted its chapter office in Honduras to quickly figure out difficult situations of flood victims in Honduras, and then decided to donate food to 250 households of flood victims in El Triunfo, Marcovia, San Lorenzo, Nacaome, and Goascorán. On October 4, 2021, WeLoveU donated food packages containing rice, beans, corn flour, spaghetti noodles, salt, sugar, butter, ketchup, coffee powder, and canned food to the flood victims. The food packages donation ceremony was attended by WeLoveU members, Mayor of Marcovia (now serving as NASMAR CEO), Mayor of El Triunfo, NASMAR officials, and recipients.

Mayor of El Triunfo, Edita Maradiaga Pedrano, said, “I would like to give thanks to the Intl. WeLoveU’s chairwoman for her love to our neighbors in need,” and he added, “The town’s people are very happy with the food supplies. We hope your support will continue.” An elderly who was one of the recipients welcomed the WeLoveU and thanked the WeLoveU once again, saying, “No one has given us such a favor until now. This town needs a lot of help.”

Concluding the donation, the WeLoveU members hoped that the flood victims in Honduras would overcome their difficulties and recover as soon as possible. Relief supplies for the victims of Eta and Iota hurricanes, too, will be sent to Honduras as soon as they are ready.