Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fuego Volcano Disaster in Guatemala

Golf players here in Guatemala have been raising money for some caddies who lost family, homes and livelihoods during the recent volcano disaster. The golf course where they were working near the villages that were hit was essentially destroyed as well during the event, and so they're out of work now on top of everything else… (Good thing was none of the ones working that day died, as the golf course had good emergency procedures in place.) The golf course had a policy of employing local people, so most of the caddies were kids from very poor local families, the same families whose villages drew the brunt of the pyroclastic flow that came down the volcano.

A funding page to raise money for the effort has been set up, specifically aimed at (but not exclusive to) people in the UK. I know the people involved and every penny raised will go directly to affected families. If you know of someone who plays golf and would be up for helping, please pass on the link below: https://www.gofundme.com/jn4cwz-houses-for-caddies?sharetype=teams&member=321576&rcid=r01-152995344496-d3860daf68a1407b&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m. Of course... you don't have to be a golfer to help out!

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