Santa Catarina project aids families after hurricane
July 16, 2010
Wreckage from Hurricane Alex in Santa Catarina, Mexico.
MONTERREY, Mexico — CFCA’s Santa Catarina project in Mexico reported that Hurricane Alex damaged more than 20 homes of sponsored members and their families.
The project has provided water and clothing to affected families and will offer assistance with housing repairs and household items.
Santa Catarina is part of the greater Monterrey area. The damage occurred to the homes of families residing in the Trabajadores, San Francisco and Portales neighborhoods, among others.
“The rain that fell in 24 hours was the amount that falls in one year,” Coordinator Miguel Angel Alba Carpio said. “The water rose to 2 meters (7 feet) in some cases. Some houses collapsed. Others sustained extreme damage. Nearly everyone lost all their furniture, all their belongings.”
Alex, a Category 2 hurricane, hit northeast Mexico June 30, impacting families served by CFCA’s Santa Catarina and Guadalupe projects. Both projects are located in the state of Nuevo Leon, which was hardest hit by the hurricane. CFCA serves about 1,745 children, youth and aging members through Santa Catarina and nearly 3,800 through Guadalupe.
Please keep the families and staff of these projects in your prayers as they recover from the storm.
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