In the wake of disasters around the world, Children’s Hunger Fund is delivering hope to victims as we are equipped to do so. Help us provide food and aid for families facing devastation around the world, and read the latest on how we are responding to disasters in the US and elsewhere.
Make a tax-deductible donation to Children’s Hunger Fund to help the victims of these disasters rebuild their lives
Since August 26, when Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in Rockport, TX, three natural disasters hit almost simultaneously, each leaving a wake of damage, destruction, and loss of life. We all watched as our neighbors fought to protect their homes and their lives. Join Children’s Hunger Fund in prayer that the church and the gospel of Christ would be elevated in our response to each of these disasters.
Mexico City Earthquake
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico City on Tuesday September 19th, leaving much of the city in a state of rubble, and ending over 270 lives. Children’s Hunger Fund is in contact with our Mercy Network partners in the area, as they reach out to the community with cooked meals and other aid. Donations are being accepted, and a long-term plan of action is in the works.
The unrelenting wave of natural disasters continues with Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean. The Category 5 storm, which brought 160 mph winds, has left much of the Dominican Republic in a state of destruction. With over 25 churches making up the Dominican Republic Mercy Network, Children’s Hunger Fund is poised to respond with food, assistance, and hope.
Currently, two CHF sea containers of food are set to be sent to churches in the Dominican Republic in the next month. CHF is in contact with our partners in the affected area to see what help is most needed.
The majority of our relief resources are being directed to serve those whose lives have been impacted by the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. CHF is working through multiple church partners to develop both short and long-term strategies to not only meet the existing and immediate physical needs of impacted communities in Houston and the Coastal Bend area, but also to develop relationships for ongoing care and sharing the hope of the gospel.
Individual and corporate donations are allowing CHF to deliver food supplies and other essential items to people devastated by this disaster. We are receiving the following donations:
- Financial gifts to cover the cost of moving truckloads of product from across the country
- Donations of ready-to-eat foods, such as protein bars, granola bars, trail mix, energy bars, formula and baby food
- Donations of (new/unopened) hygiene items
- Donations of new bedding (pillows and blankets), C & D batteries for flashlights, and can openers
- Donations of (new/unopened) baby wipes, powder, and lotions.
To donate items, please contact your closest CHF regional office to confirm the current needs.San Antonio 210.395.4200 Dallas 972.850.5607 Chicago 708.799.5822 Los Angeles/Headquarters 800.708.7589
CHF has a strong network of church partners in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. We are grateful that all of those churches have reported that they survived the earthquake and are safe. Through our faithful Mercy Network partners, we will continue to monitor the situation in each of those countries. If made aware that there are needs to which CHF can respond, we will work through our Mercy Network churches to deliver help and hope to communities in need.
As the aftermath of Irma is still playing out, CHF is monitoring the situation in Florida. We will continue to seek opportunities to work through church relationships to serve those whose lives are impacted by this natural disaster.
Irma tore through the country of Cuba, leaving a wide path of destruction. Through an established partnership there, CHF is monitoring the situation and working to get a container of food shipped to this devastated country.
Hurricane Harvey: Partners in Corpus Christi and Rockport sent the following photos as of the immediate damage brought on by Hurricane Harvey.
Children’s Hunger Fund is a registered 501©3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible.