FFP rushes aid to flood victims in Honduras

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (October 28, 2008) — To aid flood victims in Honduras, Food For The Poor has more than eleven 40-ft. containers of emergency relief items underway. Relief supplies include food, medical supplies, blankets, shoes, cleaning supplies, towels, and personal care items. Heavy rains and flooding in Honduras have affected more than 200,000 people and claimed 22 lives thus far.

Food For The Poor continues to fulfill its commitment to the Caribbean and Latin America through its major involvement with ongoing emergency relief efforts. Food For The Poor is aided in its distribution efforts in Honduras by multiple partner organizations.

How To Help: Donate funds to flood victims in Honduras through Food For The Poor’s Web site www.foodforthepoor.org or by phone, 1-800-487-1158.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 16 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. We provide emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

Jennifer Leigh Oates
Public Relations Coordinator
(954) 427-2222 x 6054